Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology
“This book is a great resource for deliberative democracy practitioners and scholars alike. It puts in one place seven gems from the literature on deliberative democracy and wraps them in a concise yet thorough genealogy of the concept. This book is not just theory, however. The pieces were carefully chosen to challenge all of us to contemplate the link between talk and action. Presented in this way, the volume provides inspiration and knowledge that will nourish the practice of deliberative democracy in its wide variety of forms.”
Chapters and Authors...Foreward by David Mathews Introduction by editors Derek W. M. Barker, Noelle McAfee, and David W. McIvor PUBLIC REASON AND BEYOND: BROADENING CONCEPTS OF DELIBERATION Three Models of Democratic Deliberation by Noelle McAfee Rhetoric and Public Reasoning: An Aristotelian Understanding of Political Deliberation by Bernard Yack Difference Democracy: The Consciousness-Raising Group Against the Gentlemen’s Club by John S. Dryzek DELIBERATION IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS: EVERYDAY TALK AND DE-CENTERED DEMOCRACY Everyday Talk in the Deliberative System by Jane Mansbridge De-centering Deliberative Democracy by Iris Marion Young FROM TALK TO ACTION: DEMOCRATIC PRACTICE AND PUBLIC WORK Sustaining Public Engagement: Embedded Deliberation in Local Communities by Elena Fagotto and Archon Fung Constructive Politics as Public Work: Organizing the Literature by Harry C. Boyte Resource Link: http://kettering.org/publications/democratizing-deliberation/ Ordering Info: Call 1-800-600-4060 to order your copy of the 184-page book, or email your order and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The list price is $15.95, but there is a 20% discount in effect until October.
Note from NCDD...Soon after Democratizing Deliberation was officially released, NCDD ran our first online book club on the book, using the NCDD blog and other communication tools to engage NCDDers in a rich discussion of the book's contents chapter by chapter. See www.ncdd.org/7863 for links to all the book club chapter discussions.