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Deliberative Politics in Action

Deliberative Politics in Action - 05 edition

Deliberative Politics in Action - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780511079085

ISBN10: 0511079087

Deliberative Politics in Action by Bachtiger, Bachtiger, Sporndli and Steenbergen - ISBN 9780511079085
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Deliberative Politics in Action by Bachtiger, Bachtiger, Sporndli and Steenbergen - ISBN 9780511079085

ISBN13: 9780511079085

ISBN10: 0511079087

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Summary

Deliberative politics refers to the role of conversation and arguments in politics. Until recently discussion of deliberative politics took place almost exclusively among political philosophers, but many questions raised in this philosophical discussion cry out for empirical investigation. This book provides the first extended empirical study of deliberative politics, addressing, in particular, questions of the preconditions and consequences of high level deliberation. Using parliamentary debates in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States as an empirical base, the authors measure the level of deliberation by constructing a `Discourse Quality Index. As deliberative politics moves to the forefront of political theory, this book makes an important contribution to deliberative democracy.