New books by Bruce Ackerman and James Fishkin and by Ethan J. Leib conclusively demonstrate that ambitious versions of deliberative democracy are susceptible to practical implementation in the United States. This review argues that the suggested reforms would be most potent if deployed as a simultaneous project of revitalizing both the electoral and deliberative aspects of American democratic legitimacy, and that campaigns to do so on a local level are more likely both to attract political support and achieve effectiveness than a campaign aimed at the national government.
A Proposal for a Popular Branch of Government, Deliberative Democracy in America, Deliberation Day, Deliberative America
How to Cite
Shane P., (2005) “Deliberative America”, Journal of Public Deliberation 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.34