The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

ISBN : 9780198747369

Andre Bachtiger; John S. Dryzek; Jane Mansbridge; Mark E. Warren
960 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Sep 2018
Oxford Handbooks
Send mail

Deliberative democracy has been the main game in contemporary political theory for two decades and has grown enormously in size and importance in political science and many other disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy not only takes stock of deliberative democracy as a research field, but also explore and create links with philosophy, various research programmes in the social sciences and law, as well as policy practice around the globe. It provides a concise history of deliberative ideals in political thought while also discussing their philosophical origins.

The Handbook locates deliberation in a political system with different spaces, publics, and venues, including parliament and courts but also governance networks, protests, mini-publics, old and new media, and everyday talk. It documents the intersections of deliberative ideals with contemporary political theory, involving epistemology, representation, constitutionalism, justice, and multiculturalism. It also explores the intersections of deliberative democracy with major research fields in the social sciences and law, including social and rational choice theory, communications, psychology, sociology, international relations, framing approaches, policy analysis, planning, democratization, and methodology. . The volume engages with practical applications, mapping deliberation as a reform movement and as a device for conflict resolution, documenting the practice and study of deliberative democracy around the world, in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and global governance. It provides reflections on the field by pioneering thinkers such as Jürgen Habermas, Amy Gutmann, Dennis Thompson, and Robert Goodin.


1 Andre Bachtiger, John Dryzek, Jane Mansbridge, and Mark Warren: Introduction
Part I: Roots of the Deliberative Approach
2 Antonio Floridia: The Origins of the Deliberative Turn
3 Simone Chambers: The Philosophical Origins of Deliberative Ideals
4 Francesca Polletta and Beth Gardner: The Forms of Deliberative Communication
5 Jensen Sass: Deliberative Ideals Across Diverse Cultures
6 Martin Hebert: Indigenous Sphere of Deliberation
Part II: Theory of Deliberative Democracy
7 David Estlund and Helene Landemore: The Epistemic Value of Democratic Deliberation
8 Stephan Rummens: Deliberation and Justice
9 Edana Beauvais: Deliberation and Equality
10 Monique Deveaux: Deliberative Democracy and Multiculturalism
11 Mark Brown: Deliberation and Representation
12 Stephen Elstub: Deliberation and Participatory Democracy
13 Andrew March and Alicia Steinmetz: Religious Reasons in Public Deliberation
14 Gerry Mackie: Deliberation and Voting Entwined
15 Michael Morrell: Listening and Deliberation
16 Michael McKenzie: Deliberation and Long-Term Decisions: Representing Future Generations
Part III: Deliberation within Political Systems: Forums, Publics, and Systems
17 Paul Quirk, William Bendix, and Andre Bachtiger: Institutional Deliberation
18 Graham Smith and Maija Setala: Minipublics and Deliberative Democracy
19 James Fishkin: Deliberative Polling
20 Simon Niemeyer and Julia Jennstal: Scaling Up Deliberative Effects - Applying Lessons of Minipublics
21 Rousiley Maia: Deliberative Media
22 Kim Strandberg and Kimmo Gronlund: Online Deliberation
23 Pamela Johnston Conover and Patrick Miller: Taking Everyday Political Talk Seriously
24 Donatella della Porta and Nicole Doerr: Deliberation in Protests and Social Movements
25 Carolyn Hendriks and John Bosworth: Governance Networks
26 John Ferejohn: Deliberation and Citizen Interests
27 John Parkinson: Deliberative Systems
28 Michael Neblo and Avery White: Politics in Translation: Communication Between Sites of the Deliberative System
Part IV: Deliberative Approaches within Disciplines and Fields
29 Christian List: Democratic Deliberation and Social Choice: A Review
30 Nicole Curato and Jurg Steiner: Deliberative Democracy and Comparative Democratization Studies
31 John Gastil and Laura Black: Deliberation in Communication Studies
32 Thomas Risse: Arguing and Deliberation in International Relations
33 Christopher Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg: The Political Psychology of Deliberation
34 Thomas Leeper and Rune Slothuus: Deliberation and Framing
35 Erik Schneiderhan and Shamus Khan: Deliberation in Sociology
36 Frank Fischer and Piyapong Boossabong: Deliberative Policy Analysis
37 John Forrester: Deliberative Planning Practices Without Smothering Invention: A Practical Aesthetic View
38 David Ponet and Ethan Leib: Deliberative Law
39 Hoi Kong and Ron Levy: Deliberative Constitutionalism
40 Alfred Moore: Deliberative Democracy and Science
41 Andre Bachtiger: Preface to Studying Deliberation Empirically
42 David Esterling: Deliberation and Experimental Design
43 Mark Bevir and Quinlan Bowman: Qualitative Assessment of Deliberation
Part V: Practical Applications
44 Janette Hartz-Karp, Lyn Carson, and Michael Briand: Deliberative Democracy as a Reform Movement
45 Lawrence Susskind, Jessica Gordon, and Yasmin Zaerpoor: Deliberative Democracy and Public Dispute Resolution
46 Daniel Naurin and Christine Reh: Deliberative Negotiation
47 Ian O'Flynn and Didier Caluwaerts: Deliberation in Deeply Divided Societies
48 Walter Baber and Robert Bartlett: Deliberative Democracy and the Environment
49 Ryan Gunderson and Thomas Dietz: Deliberation and Catastrophic Risks
Part VI: Deliberative Democracy Around the World
50 Beibei Tang, Tetsuki Tamura, and Baogang He: Deliberative Democracy in East Asia: Japan and China
51 Ramya Parthasarathy and Vijayendra Rao: Deliberative Democracy in India
52 Emmanuel Ani: Africa and Deliberative Politics
53 Thamy Pogrebinschi: Deliberative Democracy in Latin America
54 Erik Eriksen and Jan-Erik Fossum: Deliberation Constrained: an Increasingly Segmented European Union
55 William Smith: Transnational and Global Deliberation
Part VII: Reflections
56 Interview with Jurgen Habermas
57 Robert Goodin: If Deliberation Is Everything, Maybe It's Nothing
58 Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson: Reflections on Deliberative Democracy: When Theory Meets Practice

About the author: 

Andre Bachtiger holds the Chair of Political Theory at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Stuttgart since 2015. His research focuses on the challenges of mapping and measuring deliberation and political communication as well as understanding the preconditions and outcomes of high-quality deliberation in the contexts of both representative institutions and mini-publics. His research has been published by Cambridge University Press and in the British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of Political Philosophy, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, European Political Science Review, Political Studies, and Acta Politica. ; John S. Dryzek is Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Centenary Professor in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. He is a former head of the Departments of Political Science at the Universities of Oregon and Melbourne, and of the Social and Political Theory Program at Australian National University. He is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory and The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society. His most recent OUP book is Climate-Challenged Society (with Richard Norgaard and David Schlosberg). ; Jane Mansbridge is Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values. She is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-to-face democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA. She is also editor or coeditor of the volumes Beyond Self-Interest, Feminism, Oppositional Consciousness, Deliberative Systems, and Negotiating Agreement in Politics. Her work has appeared in leading journals such as the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Politics. Her current work includes studies of representation, democratic deliberation, everyday activism, and the public understanding of free-rider problems. ; Mark E. Warren holds the Harold and Dorrie Merilees Chair for the Study of Democracy at the University of British Columbia. He is especially interested in democratic innovations, civil society and democratic governance, and political corruption. Warren is author of Democracy and Association (Princeton University Press, 2001), editor of Democracy and Trust (Cambridge University Press, 1999), and co-editor of Designing Deliberative Democracy: The British Columbia Citizens' Assembly (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Warren's work has appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and Political Theory. He is currently working with an international team on a project entitled Participedia (www.participedia.net ), which uses a web-based platform to collect data about democratic innovation and participatory governance around the world.

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.