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Deliberative Politics : Essays on Democracy and Disagreement - Stephen Macedo

Deliberative Politics

Essays on Democracy and Disagreement

By: Stephen Macedo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780195131918
Number Of Pages: 300

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The banner of deliberative democracy is attracting increasing numbers of supporters, in both the world's older and newer democracies. This effort to renew democratic politics is widely seen as a reaction to the dominance of liberal constitutionalism. But many questions surround this new project. What does deliberative democracy stand for? What difference would deliberative practices make in the real world of political conflict and public policy design? What is the relationship between deliberative politics and liberal constitutional arrangements?
The 1996 publication of Amy Gutmann and Dennis F. Thompsons Democracy and Disagreement was a signal contribution to the ongoing debate over the role of moral deliberation in democratic politics. In Deliberative Politics an all-star cast of political, legal, and moral commentators seek to criticize, extend, or provide alternatives to Gutmann and Thompson's hopeful model of democratic deliberation. The essays discuss the value and limits of moral deliberation in politics, and take up practical policy issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and health care reform. Among the impressive roster of contributors are Norman Daniels, Stanley Fish, William A. Galston, Jane Mansbridge, Cass R. Sunstein, Michael Walzer, and Iris Marion Young, and the editor of the volume, Stephen Macedo. The book concludes with a thoughtful response from Gutmann and Thompson to their esteemed critics.
This fine collection is essential reading for anyone who takes seriously the call for a more deliberative politics.

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 *

Introduction
The Value of Deliberative Democracy
Talking as a Decision Procedure?
Enough Deliberation: Politics is About Interests and Power
Diversity, Toleration, and Deliberative Democracy: Religious Minorities and Public Schooling
Three Limitations of Deliberative Democracy: Identity, Politics, Bad Faith, and Indeterminacy
Deliberation, and What Else?
The Problem of Implementation and the East Asian Context
Mutual Respect as a Device of Exclusion
Deliberation: Method Not Theory
The Limits of Deliberative Democracy
Agreement without Theory
Justice, Inclusion, and Deliberative Democracy
Constitutionalsim and Deliberative Democracy
Internal Disagreements: Deliberation and Abortion
Law, Democracy, and Moral Disagreement: Comparing Slavery and Abortion
Enabling Deliberative Deliberation: How Managed Care Organizations Ought to Make Decisions about Coverage for New Technologies
The Deliberative System and Everyday Talk
Reply to Critics Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson
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ISBN: 9780195131918
ISBN-10: 0195131916
Series: Practical and Professional Ethics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.56