DELIBERATION AND DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY

@article{Cohen2009DELIBERATIONAD,
  title={DELIBERATION AND DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY},
  author={Joshua Cohen},
  journal={Philosophy, Politics, Democracy},
  year={2009}
}
  • Joshua Cohen
  • Published 27 June 2005
  • Law
  • Philosophy, Politics, Democracy
Joshua Cohen In this essay I explore the ideal of a 'deliberative democracy'.1 By a deliberative democracy I shall mean, roughly, an association whose affairs are governed by the public deliberation of its members. I propose an account of the value of such an association that treats democracy itself as a fundamental political ideal and not simply as a derivative ideal that can be explained in terms of the values of fairness or equality of respect. 

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