This collection of landmark essays explains how deliberation is contributing to the democratization of policy making and policy implementation, fields which in the past were reserved to restricted professional groups having the right expertise. The works are gathered together under four thematic headings, giving the reader a flavour of the kinds of arguments and visions of deliberative democracy. The first part contains essays presenting the main features and arguments employed to justify attributing some epistemic value to deliberative democracy. The second part offers a sample of works moving beyond the epistemic concerns of analytical philosophers and critical theorists alike and analyses ways in which deliberative democracy could be pragmatically employed to boost the legitimacy and effectiveness of real existing democracies. The third section brings together works wishing to move beyond the model of representative democracy adopted by real existing democracies and realise more radical political visions. The fourth part includes a representative sample of works discussing the influence the models of deliberative democracy charted have had on new modes of governance.
Models of Deliberative Democracy
Library of Essays in Governance and Political Theory
Edited by Antonino Palumbo
Part 1: Epistemic Models of Deliberative Democracy
1. David Estlund, ‘The Epistemic Dimension of Democratic Authority’, The Modern Schoolman LXXIV, 1997, 259-276.
2. Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson, ‘What Deliberative Democracy Means’, in Why Deliberative Democracy? (Princeton University Press, 2004), pp. 1-63
3. Jurgen Habermas, ‘Political Communication in Media Society: Does Democracy Still Enjoy an Epistemic Dimension? The Impact of Normative Theory on Empirical Research’, Communication Theory 16, 2006, 411-426.
4. Philip Pettit, ‘Deliberative Democracy and the Case for Depoliticising Government’, University of New South Wales Law Journal 24, 3, 2001, 724-736.
Part 2: Integrative Models of Deliberative Democracy
5. John S. Dryzek, ‘Legitimacy and Economy in Deliberative Democracy’, Political Theory 29, 5, 2001, 651-669.
6. James S. Fishkin, ‘Making Deliberative Democracy Practical: Public Consultation and Dispute Resolution’, Ohio State Journal on Disputes Resolution 26, 4, 2011, 611-626.
7. Robert E. Goodin and John S. Dryzek, ‘Deliberative Impacts: The Macro-Political Uptake of Mini-Publics’, Politics & Society 34, 2, 2006, 219-244.
8. Hubertus Buchstein, ‘Reviving Randomness for Political Rationality: Elements of a Theory of Aleatory Democracy’, Constellations 17, 3, 2010, 435-454.
9. Noelle McAfee, ‘Three Models of Democratic Deliberation’, Journal of Speculative Philosophy 18, 1, 2004, 44-59.
10. Chantal Mouffe, ‘Deliberative Democracy or Agonistic Pluralism?’, Social Research 66, 3, 1999, 745-758.
11. Stephen Coleman, ‘New Mediation and Direct Representation: Reconceptualizing Representation in the Digital Age’, New Media & Society 7, 2, 2005, 177-198.
12. Lincoln Dahlberg, ‘The Internet, Deliberative Democracy, and Power: Radicalizing the Public Sphere’, International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 3, 1, 2007, 47-64.
13. Joshua Cohen and Charles F. Sabel, ‘Global Democracy’, Journal of International Law & Politics 37, 2004, 763-797.
14. Mark E. Warren, ‘Governance-driven Democratization’, Critical Policy Analysis 3, 1, 2009, 3-13.
15. Archon Fung, ‘Varieties of Participation in Complex Governance’, Public Administration Review 66, S1, 2006, 66-75.
16. Frank Fischer, ‘Participatory Governance as Deliberative Empowerment: The Cultural Politics of Discursive Space’, American Review of Public Administration 36, 1, 2006, 19-40.