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Deliberative drift: The emergence of deliberation in the policy process

McLaverty, Peter; Halpin, Darren


This article explores the issue of what we call "deliberative drift": the emergence of deliberation in a non-deliberative setting. The literature on deliberative democracy has tended to focus upon practices taking place in specifically deliberative settings. We ask whether deliberation cannot logically occur elsewhere in the policy process, or, more specifically, can politics based on bargaining and aggregation be transformed (or drift) toward deliberative practice? In pondering this question,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Political Science Review
DOI: 10.1177/0192512107085612


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