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Rhetoric in Democracy: A Systemic Appreciation

Dryzek, John


Developments in the democratic theory of representation and deliberation enable renewed consideration of the ancient controversy over the proper place of rhetoric in politics. Rhetoric facilitates the making and hearing of representation claims spanning subjects and audiences divided in their commitments and dispositions. Deliberative democracy requires a deliberative system with multiple components whose linkage often needs rhetoric. Appreciation of these aspects of democracy exposes the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Theory
DOI: 10.1177/0090591709359596


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