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Deliberative America
  • Peter M. Shane, Ohio State University - Main Campus
New books by Bruce Ackerman and James Fishkin and by Ethan J. Leib conclusively
demonstrate that ambitious versions of deliberative democracy are susceptible to practical
implementation in the United States. This review argues that the suggested reforms would
be most potent if deployed as a simultaneous project of revitalizing both the electoral and
deliberative aspects of American democratic legitimacy, and that campaigns to do so on a
local level are more likely both to attract political support and achieve effectiveness than
a campaign aimed at the national government.
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Peter M. Shane. "Deliberative America" (2005)
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