Rowman and Littlefield International

Deliberative Mini-Publics

Involving Citizens in the Democratic Process

Edited by Kimmo GrÓ§nlund, Dr André BÓ“chtiger, and Maija Setälä

Publication Date: Jul 2014

Pages 272

Paperback 9781785521591
£30.00 €41.00 $46.00
Hardback 9781907301322
£65.00 €90.00 $100.00
The first comprehensive account of the booming phenomenon of deliberative mini-publics, this book offers a systematic review of their variety, discusses their weaknesses, and recommends ways to make them a viable component of democracy. The book takes stock of the diverse practices of deliberative mini-publics and, more concretely, looks at preconditions, processes, and outcomes. It provides a critical assessment of the experience with mini-publics; in particular their lack of policy impact. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, notably James S Fishkin and Mark E Warren, Deliberative Mini-Publics will speak to anyone with an interest in democracy and democratic innovations.

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