When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

James S. Fishkin

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0199604436

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


All over the world, democratic reforms have brought power to the people, but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise. In this book, James Fishkin combines a new theory of democracy with actual practice and shows how an idea that harks back to ancient Athens can be used to revive our modern democracies. When the People Speak outlines deliberative democracy projects conducted by the author with various collaborators in the US, China, Britain, Denmark, Australia, Italy, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland, and in the entire European Union. These projects have resulted in the massive expansion of wind power in Texas, the building of sewage treatment plants in China, and greater mutual understanding between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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