Sequencing deliberative moments

Robert E. Goodin

in Innovating Democracy

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780199547944
Published online September 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191720116 | DOI:
Sequencing deliberative moments

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This chapter offers a model of a ‘deliberative system’ in which different deliberative responsibilities are distributed among different agents playing different deliberative roles. There, component deliberative virtues would be on display sequentially, over the course of various stages of deliberation involving different agents in different roles. That constitutes a more realistic alternative to the ‘unitary’ model of deliberation, in which all the deliberative virtues have to be continuously and simultaneously present in all parties to the deliberation.

Keywords: deliberative democracy; deliberative system; distribution of responsibilities; discourse ethics; political parties

Chapter.  7590 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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