Tag Archives: deliberation

AR; How YouTube videos frame the discussions about them

What is the relationship between a video posted to YouTube, and the comments that the video receives? This is the question that Edgerly et al. pose in a recent article. This is an interesting question. On the one hand, there … Continue reading

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AR; Is Deliberative Democracy a Falsifiable Theory?

In its current form, it might (not) be. Interested? Diana C. Mutz’s 2008 article might just prove to be one of the most important articles I’ve come across (thanks to my supervisor). It builds a very compelling case against the … Continue reading

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One quick note – two articles

I’ve been getting busier and busier – mostly with teaching -, as a result of which I’ve had to somewhat neglect blogging. This post won’t make up for it for sure- it’s not even a proper review by my own … Continue reading

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AR; Leader Democracy

In what is a bit of a paradox, the study of politics often neglects the study of politicians – points out a great article by András Körösényi. The piece presents a descriptive-explanatory model of democracy, highlighting the role of those … Continue reading

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AR; Three models of democratic communication

Measuring the deliberative qualities of online instances of discussion is good – but the framework of measurement could be expanded, so that “instead of discarding non-deliberative posts as conceptual detritus, the framework would allow them to be contextualized alongside deliberative … Continue reading

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Lippmann’s elitism

Alison Kadlec and Will Friedman’s article is a response to a set of critical arguments against deliberation, distilled from works of Iris Young and Lynn Sanders. Young, Sanders (and other, activist-minded critics) claim that formally and procedurally correct deliberation will … Continue reading

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AR; Why we need the devil’s advocate

“An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.” “No, it isn’t.” Earlier I posted a review of Luigi Bobbio’s article Types of deliberation, and enthused about the so-called oratory model of deliberation. In this model, … Continue reading

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