Challenges to Democratic Participation : Antipolitics, Deliberative Democracy, and Pluralism
Challenges to Democratic Participation focuses on three major trends of contemporary theoretical challenges to participatory democracy: antipolitics, deliberative democracy, and pluralism. It is accessible and useful to a wide variety of audiences, from scholars and practitioners working in political science to activists and citizens interested in the theoretical setting of democratic practices. It also enhances current scholarship, serving as a guide to existing research and identifying useful future research.
- Hardback | 156 pages
- 157.48 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
- 02 Apr 2014
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About Andre Santos Campos
Andre Santos Campos is lecturer in philosophy of law, early modern political thought, and ethics, as well as researcher in the Philosophy of Language Institute, at the New University of Lisbon. Jose Gomes Andre is invited professor at the University of Lisbon and researcher at the Center of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon.
Table of contents
Introduction Andre Santos Campos and Jose Gomes Andre Part I: The Challenges of Antipolitics Chapter 1: I Shall Vote - Thou Shall not Govern. A Tale of Political Heresy Kristof K. P. Vanhoutte Chapter 2: Antipolitics as Participation: Paradox and Challenge Elena Alessiato Chapter 3: Dialogic Politics and the End of Democracy Vincent Jungkunz Part II: Challenges to Deliberative Democracy Chapter 4: Why the Epistemic Justification of Deliberative Democracy Fails Christian Blum Chapter 5: Participation in a Deliberative System Volkan Gul Chapter 6: The Challenge of Slow-Motion Democracy: Synthetic and Progressive Rationalization of Mini-Public Deliberation Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett Part III: Citizenship and Pluralism Chapter 7: Citizenship and Political Action: The Dilemma between Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism Bruno Serra Chapter 8: Participative Citizenship in a Pluralistic Democracy Jonardon Ganeri
The question democrats face is not whether ordinary individuals can find the resources for public reasoning, but how they can make them meaningful. These essays help to demonstrate the scale of the challenge. Political Studies Review