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Deliberation in the wilderness: Displacing symbolic politics

Niemeyer, Simon


The environmental benefits of deliberative democracy are increasingly cited, but not well understood. Nor are the processes involved in arriving at deliberated policy preferences in contrast to those under the status quo. Analysis of the Far North Queensland Citizens' Jury (FNQCJ) reveals that the difference reflects as much a move away from a non-deliberative status quo as toward a deliberative ideal. Before deliberation, symbolic arguments proffered by political interests resulted in deep...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Politics
DOI: 10.1080/0964401042000209612


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