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Representation, Equality, and Inclusion in Deliberative Systems: Desiderata for a Good Account
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2016 (English)In: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, ISSN 1369-8230, E-ISSN 1743-8772, Vol. 19, no 3, 263-282 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What has become known as ‘the systemic turn’ in the recent literature on deliberative democracy looks like a promising development. However, while much theorizing has been devoted to the question of what a deliberative system may look like, very little has been offered in terms of criteria for what is required for a system to be deliberative democratic. This paper aims to contribute to the systemic approach by setting out a number of desiderata that a satisfactory account of deliberative systems should consider when developing such criteria. This is done by analyzing the main properties of a deliberative system in relation to three essential aspects of democracy: representation, equality, and inclusion. Among other things, it is argued that when theorizing criteria for what a deliberative system requires, a systemic account should carefully distinguish between political and epistemic representation, between political and epistemic equality, and between political and epistemic inclusion.

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2016. Vol. 19, no 3, 263-282 p.
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deliberative system, deliberative democracy, political equality, John Dryzek, James Bohman, Jane Mansbridge
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130320DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2016.1144854ISI: 000377030700003OAI: diva2:928753
Available from: 2016-05-16 Created: 2016-05-16 Last updated: 2016-07-04Bibliographically approved

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