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Top-down politics: e-democracy, citizens’ juries and designer politics

Matt Qvortrup

in The Politics of Participation

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780719076589
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.003.0006
Top-down politics: e-democracy, citizens’ juries and designer politics

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This chapter focuses on novel means of political engagement that have emerged in recent years, including teledemocracy and the internet, deliberative democracy, political parties' use of designer politics, and political marketing. It argues that the increased use of political consultants can in some cases strengthen democratic legitimacy by ensuring that citizens' preferences are acknowledged in policies.

Keywords: political engagement; political consultants; democratic legitimacy; political marketing; teledemocracy

Chapter.  6098 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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