Summer 2017

Deliberative Citizens, (Non)Deliberative Politicians: A Rejoinder

Authors
André Bächtiger and Simon Beste
Abstract
Both politicians and citizens have the capacity to deliberate when institutions are appropriate, yet high-quality deliberation can collide with democratic principles and ideals. André Bächtiger and Simon Beste thus employ a “need-oriented” perspective, proposing institutional interventions and reforms that may help boost deliberation in ways that exploit its unique epistemic and ethical potential while making it compatible with democratic principles and ideals.
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