THE POSSIBILITY OF CRITICAL MINI-PUBLICS: REALPOLITIK AND NORMATIVE CYCLES IN DEMOCRATIC THEORY

@article{Bker2015THEPO,
  title={THE POSSIBILITY OF CRITICAL MINI-PUBLICS: REALPOLITIK AND NORMATIVE CYCLES IN DEMOCRATIC THEORY},
  author={M. B{\"o}ker and S. Elstub},
  journal={Representation},
  year={2015},
  volume={51},
  pages={125 - 144}
}
Fifty years ago, democratic theory was largely devoid of normative impulse, and was dominated by the realpolitik and positivist approaches of competitive elitism and rational and social choice theory. Whilst the rise of participatory democratic theory in the 1970s brought a halt to this dominance, it was the arrival of deliberative democracy in the 1980s and 1990s that cemented the normative revival in democratic theory. However, as deliberative theory itself increasingly emphasised practice… Expand
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