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Kan vi prata om det? Deliberativ demokrati, mångfald och politisk kamp

Nilsson, Henrik (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In recent years the liberal representative democracy has been subject of a substantial critique because of its inability to accommodate difference and create

a genuinely democratic political process. One such critique comes from the theory of deliberative democracy. Supporters of deliberative democracy try to promote a model of democracy that take its vantage point in free and equal deliberation

between all relevant actors in a political community. This model has with some success opposed the aggregative model of democracy, and in important ways turned the attention to the potential of deliberative processes.

However, the deliberative model is still somewhat underdeveloped when it comes to issues of diversity and difference. This essay... (More)
In recent years the liberal representative democracy has been subject of a substantial critique because of its inability to accommodate difference and create

a genuinely democratic political process. One such critique comes from the theory of deliberative democracy. Supporters of deliberative democracy try to promote a model of democracy that take its vantage point in free and equal deliberation

between all relevant actors in a political community. This model has with some success opposed the aggregative model of democracy, and in important ways turned the attention to the potential of deliberative processes.

However, the deliberative model is still somewhat underdeveloped when it comes to issues of diversity and difference. This essay deals with such deficiencies by analysing deliberative democracy in the light of the critique

launched by difference- and radical democrats. I will attempt to give an account of how deliberative democracy can deal with difference and diversity in a

constructive way. Thus, my aim is to give a theoretical outline of how the concept of deliberative democracy best be used in a multicultural context. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In recent years the liberal representative democracy has been subject of a substantial critique because of its inability to accommodate difference and create

a genuinely democratic political process. One such critique comes from the theory of deliberative democracy. Supporters of deliberative democracy try to promote a model of democracy that take its vantage point in free and equal deliberation

between all relevant actors in a political community. This model has with some success opposed the aggregative model of democracy, and in important ways turned the attention to the potential of deliberative processes.

However, the deliberative model is still somewhat underdeveloped when it comes to issues of diversity and difference. This essay deals with such deficiencies by analysing deliberative democracy in the light of the critique

launched by difference- and radical democrats. I will attempt to give an account of how deliberative democracy can deal with difference and diversity in a

constructive way. Thus, my aim is to give a theoretical outline of how the concept of deliberative democracy best be used in a multicultural context.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Henrik},
  keyword      = {deliberative democracy,diversity,radical democracy,public sphere,contestation of discourses,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kan vi prata om det? Deliberativ demokrati, mångfald och politisk kamp},
  year         = {2006},
}