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Social choice theory and deliberative democracy: a reconciliation

Dryzek, John; List, Christian

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The two most influential traditions of contemporary theorizing about democracy, social choice theory and deliberative democracy, are generally thought to be at loggerheads, in that the former demonstrates the impossibility, instability or meaninglessness of the rational collective outcomes sought by the latter. We argue that the two traditions can be reconciled. After expounding the central Arrow and Gibbard-Satterthwaite impossibility results, we reassess their implications, identifying the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/41076
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123403000012

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