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Published

Jul 30, 2021

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160 pages

ISBN

978-1529214109

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203 x 127 mm

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Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 30, 2021

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529214116

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Deliberative Mini-Publics

    Bringing together ten leading researchers in the field of deliberative democracy, this important book examines the features of a Deliberative Mini-Public (DMP) and considers how DMPs link into democratic systems.

    It examines the core design features of DMPs and their role in the broader policy process and takes stock of the characteristics that distinguish them from other forms of citizen participation. In doing so, the book offers valuable insights into the contributions that DMPs can make not only to the policy process, but also to the broader agenda of revitalising democracy in contemporary times.

    Nicole Curato is Associate Professor at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra, Australia.

    David M. Farrell is Chair of Politics and Head of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Ireland.

    Brigitte Geißel is Professor of Political Science and Political Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

    Kimmo Grönlund is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Social Science Research Institute, Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

    Patricia Mockler is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University, Canada.

    Jean-Benoit Pilet is Professor of Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

    Alan Renwick is Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit and Associate Professor of British Politics, University College London, UK.

    Jonathan Rose is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies, Queen's University, Canada.

    Maija Setälä is Professor in Political Science at the University of Turku, Finland.

    Jane Suiter is Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism and Associate Professor in the School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland.

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    List of tables and figures

    1. Introduction

    2. The diversity of mini-publics: A systematic overview

    3. Random selection

    4. The deliberative experience

    5. Evidence in deliberative mini-publics

    6. Outputs

    7. Legitimacy of deliberative mini-publics

    8. Deliberative mini-publics in democratic systems

    9. Conclusion

    Bibliography