Tag Archives: JPD

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; of pyramidal democracy

How could deliberative democracy be put into practice? To tackle the threefold problem involved (that of scope, competency, and required time commitment), Marcus J. Pivato proposes a model of pyramidal democracy (find the original article here). This model consists of … Continue reading

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AR; how to cope with the scope?

Deliberation is a good thing, but it’s also very demanding. How can it serve as the organizing principle for a modern democracy, where a common position must be found not among a small group, but among millions of people? Will … Continue reading

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AR; coding deliberation, again

In the review of relevant literature, I’ve again come across two articles that try to tackle the thorny issue of measuring the qualities of deliberation. Of course the thorniness (thank you, thank you) of the issue lies in the fact … Continue reading

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AR; Is information good for deliberation?

Polletta, Chen and Anderson study in a recently published article the extent and effects of information sharing (link posting) in online deliberation. When asking the question “is it good for deliberation,” the authors look at the process, not the outcome … Continue reading

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AR; Types of deliberation

Today: an excellent, and quite fresh, article by Luigi Bobbio, clearing up some of the confusion about deliberation. It really is a great piece! So the basic idea is that there’s no point in talking about “deliberation” as such; or … Continue reading

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AR; Deliberation as a research framework

Public deliberation could be the organizing principle behind communication research – argue John Gastil and Laura W. Black in their article. They set out to give a “flexible yet precise” definition of the concept, and to establish it as a … Continue reading

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