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Improving deliberative participation: connecting mini-publics to deliberative systems
Univ Lille 3, CeRIES, Villeneuve Dascq, France..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government. Univ Canberra, Inst Governance & Policy Anal, Ctr Deliberat Democracy & Global Governance, Canberra, ACT, Australia..
Univ Canberra, Inst Governance & Policy Anal, Ctr Deliberat Democracy & Global Governance, Canberra, ACT, Australia..
2016 (English)In: European Political Science Review, ISSN 1755-7739, E-ISSN 1755-7747, Vol. 8, no 3, 427-448 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

This article argues for the assessment of deliberative mini-publics as a dynamic part of a wider deliberative system. The approach draws primarily on Dryzek's (2009) deliberative capacity building framework, which describes the democratic process as ideally involving authentic deliberation, inclusiveness in the deliberative process, and consequentiality or deliberation's influence on decisions as well as positive impact on the system. This approach is illustrated using the comparative assessment of two mini-public case studies: the Australian Citizens' Parliament and Italy's Iniziativa di Revisione Civica (Civic Revision Initiative). The application of deliberative capacity as a standard for evaluating mini-publics in systemic terms reveals differences between the cases. The deliberative capacity of both cases overlap, but they do so for different reasons that stem from the interconnections between their specific designs and other components of the deliberative system.

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2016. Vol. 8, no 3, 427-448 p.
Keyword [en]
deliberative democracy, deliberative capacity, deliberative system, mini-publics
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-300435DOI: 10.1017/S1755773915000119ISI: 000379844600005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-300435DiVA: diva2:951544
Available from: 2016-08-09 Created: 2016-08-09 Last updated: 2016-08-09Bibliographically approved

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