Deliberative processes in practice

Date

2016

Authors

Smith, Cobi
Rowe, Gene

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Publisher

Springer Verlag

Abstract

This chapter discusses the use of deliberative processes in policy making about bioethics, drawing more broadly on deliberative democracy theory and health policy. We discuss who runs deliberative processes and why, but are particularly concerned with what conditions are needed for deliberative processes to be successful. We note uncertainties and tensions that may be inevitable in meeting these conditions. Fairness and accountability emerge as themes in which these conditions can be grouped. For accountability in particular, understanding the pol-icy context and motives for deliberative processes are essential to their evaluation.

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Keywords

bioethics, deliberative democracy, participatory governance

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Type

Book chapter

Book Title

Big picture bioethics: developing democratic policy in contested domains

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Access Statement

Open Access

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DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-32240-7

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