Questions and conclusions

John Parkinson

in Deliberating in the Real World

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780199291113
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604133 | DOI:
Questions and conclusions

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This chapter presents a brief conclusion which summarizes the main argument: that fully legitimate, deliberative, and democratic decision making can only be of the macro kind, not the micro. It poses questions for future research and answers a hypothetical question from the Leicester case, giving a group of protestors six reasons to think that the outcome of the citizens’ jury was legitimate, and one reason — its restricted, local scope — to think that it was not.

Keywords: deliberative democracy; agenda setting; macro deliberation; micro deliberation; scale; localism; Leicester; citizens’ jury

Chapter.  1676 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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