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Author James, Michael Rabinder, 1967-

Title Deliberative democracy and the plural polity / Michael Rabinder James.

Imprint Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  321.8 J235d 2004    ---  Available
Description xii, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-231) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Summaries -- Scope, methods, and foundations -- The normative consequences of identity construction -- A personal anecdote -- Four modes of collective identity construction -- Modes of identity construction in normative theory -- Empirical cases of identity construction -- The normative consequences of identity construction -- Plural deliberation and complex legitimacy -- The elements of plural deliberation -- The scope of plural deliberation -- The critical process of plural deliberation -- Plural deliberation and collective decision-making -- The conditions of plural deliberation -- Plural deliberation and complex legitimacy -- Deliberative motivations and the dynamics of group conflict -- Communicative action, strategic action, and deliberative reciprocity -- Five dynamics of group conflict -- Deliberative motivations -- Plural deliberation amidst the dynamics of group conflict: an illustration -- Mitigating or transforming the dynamics of conflict -- Plural deliberation and the public sphere -- Civil society and the public sphere -- Associations -- Social movements -- The mass media -- Restructuring the public sphere? -- Plural deliberation, representation, and electoral design -- Electoral systems and plural deliberation -- Electoral systems and the problem of deliberative representation -- Plurality systems and reserved seats -- Proportional, semi-proportional, and majority systems -- Context, application, and adoption -- Appendix: party list PR electoral formulas -- Conclusion.
Subject Decision making.
Political participation.
Cultural pluralism.
Representative government and representation.
ISBN 0700613188 (cloth : alk. paper)
0700613196 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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