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Deliberative Democracy: Essays on Reason and Politics

  title={Deliberative Democracy: Essays on Reason and Politics},
  author={James F. Bohman and William Rehg},
Ideals of democratic participation and rational self-government have long informed modern political theory. As a recent elaboration of these ideals, the concept of deliberative democracy is based on the principle that legitimate democracy issues from the public deliberation of citizens. This remarkably fruitful concept has spawned investigations along a number of lines. Areas of inquiry include the nature and value of deliberation, the feasibility and desirability of consensus on contentious… Expand
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