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Deliberative Politics : Essays on Democracy and Disagreement

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This volume is a collection of essays by notable political philosophers and legal scholars on the concept of "deliberative democracy". With this theory, moral issues like abortion or affirmative action can be discussed using an enriched process of deliberation that forces citizens to take into account the moral claims of others. In large part these essays form a response to and criticism of the highly influential book Democracy and Disagreement by Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson, published in 1966 by Harvard, which propelled this theory into the scholarly limelight and which has been the single most important locus of this recent discussion. The contributors are all well-known, including Daniel Bell, Russell Hardin, Cass Sunstein, Stanley Fish, and Normal Daniels. Gutmann and Thompson contribute a response to critics.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195131991
  • 9780195131994
  • 1,445,682

About Stephen Macedo

Stephen Macedo is Michael O. Sawyer Professor of Constitutional Law and Politics, Syracuse University.show more

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Perhaps the most single important feature of this collection is the quality and visibility of the contributors. It really is something of an 'all-star' cast. * Alan Wertheimer, Series Editor * The authors of the articles are generally prominent and distinguished and the papers are generally of high quality. * David Estlund, Department of Philosophy, Brown University *show more

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