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Democratization as Deliberative Capacity Building

Dryzek, John


Effective deliberation is central to democracy and so should enter any definition of democratization. However, the deliberative aspect now ubiquitous in the theory, practice, and promotion of democracy is generally missing in comparative studies of democratization. Deliberation capacity can be distributed in variable ways in the deliberative systems of states and other polities. A framework is described for locating and analyzing the contributions of its components and so evaluating the degree...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Comparative Political Studies
DOI: 10.1177/0010414009332129


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