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Between facts and fictions : narrative in public deliberation on obesity

Boswell, John


It is now widely accepted that political actors think and talk about matters of common interest through narratives. But there has been relatively little attention on the consequences of this phenomenon for deliberative conceptions of democracy. On one hand, many of the qualities associated with narrative would tend to suggest it is a pathology of deliberation: in this sense, narrative might be seen as sensationalising and polarising issues, and manipulating and ultimately corrupting rational...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514e5eb5716


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