Democracy and Justice

Iris Marion Young

in Inclusion and Democracy

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780198297550
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191716751 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

Democracy and Justice

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Social change to undermine injustice usually should be pursued through democratic processes. A suitably defined model of deliberative democracy articulates how democracy can produce just policies. As usually understood, however, the model of deliberative democracy focuses too much on argument, privileges unity, assumes face‐to‐face discussion, and assumes a norm of order.

Keywords: argument; deliberative democracy; discussion; justice; norms; order; social change; unity

Chapter.  15113 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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