Depoliticizing democracy

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It is now widely accepted as an ideal that democracy should be as deliberative as possible. Democracy should not involve a tussle between different interest groups or lobbies in which the numbers matter more than the arguments. And it should not be a system in which the only arguments that matter are those that voters conduct in an attempt to determine where their private or sectional advantage lies. Democracy, it is said, should promote public deliberation among citizens and authorities as to what does best for the society as a whole and should elicit decision-making on that basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDeliberative Democracy and its Discontents
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781351945479
ISBN (Print)075462627X, 9780754626275
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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