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On the prospects for democratic deliberation: Values analysis applied to Australian politics.

Dryzek, John; Braithwaite, Valerie


Democratic theorists increasingly stress that democratic legitimacy rests primarily on authentic deliberation. Critics of deliberative democracy believe that this hope is unrealistic - that deliberation either will prove intractable across political differences or will exacerbate instability. This paper deploys some tools of political psychology, notably Q methodology and values analysis, to investigate the conditions under which effective deliberation is likely to occur. These tools are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Psychology


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