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Deliberative Lies

Goodin, Robert


Deliberative democrats enjoin participants in ideal speech situations never to lie. But game theorists show that people can have purely truth-based motives for strategically misrepresenting information they hold privately when they are deliberating with others. If deliberative democrats want to ensure that every participant in the deliberation fully and truthfully reveals to one another all private information that they hold, that sets some stringent requirements for the nature of the group...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: European Political Science
DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.eps.2210188


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