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Stephen Elstub and Jean-Paul Gagnon

Editors' introduction to the interview: Stephen Elstub articulates that deliberative democracy, as a theory, can be seen as having gone through various distinct generations. The first generation was a period where the normative values and the justifications for deliberative democracy were set out. This prompted criticism from difference democrats who saw the exclusion of other forms of communication by the reification of reason in deliberation as a serious shortcoming of the theory. This in part prompted the growth of the second generation of deliberative democracy, which began to focus more on the theory's operability. These theorizations, from the mostly 1990s and early 2000s, have led to the third generation of the theory—one embodied by the empirical turn. Elstub uses this genealogy as a foundation from which to argue that the current focus of deliberative democracy is on implementing deliberative systems rather than only deliberative institutions and this could potentially represent a fourth generation of deliberative democracy.

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Christian Hunold

In this essay I examine the dispute between the German Green

Party and some of the country’s environmental nongovernmental

organizations (NGOs) over the March 2001 renewal of rail shipments

of highly radioactive wastes to Gorleben. My purpose in

doing so is to test John Dryzek’s 1996 claim that environmentalists

ought to beware of what they wish for concerning inclusion in the

liberal democratic state. Inclusion on the wrong terms, argues

Dryzek, may prove detrimental to the goals of greening and democratizing

public policy because such inclusion may compromise the

survival of a green public sphere that is vital to both. Prospects for

ecological democracy, understood in terms of strong ecological

modernization here, depend on historically conditioned relationships

between the state and the environmental movement that foster

the emergence and persistence over time of such a public sphere.

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Deliberative Democracy

Taking Stock and Looking Ahead - Selen A. Ercan with André Bächtiger

Selen A. Ercan and André Bächtiger

Handbook of Deliberative Democracy (2018), which I think seeks to capture some of these developments and ways of thinking. Can you tell us a bit about this book? Bächtiger: The idea of a Handbook goes back to a conversation between John Dryzek and me in

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Democracy in a Global Emergency

Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Afsoun Afsahi, Emily Beausoleil, Rikki Dean, Selen A. Ercan, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

Working Paper Series, Version 6, May. Available online: . Hammond , Marit , John Dryzek , and Jonathan Pickering . 2020 . “ Democracy in the Anthropocene .” Contemporary

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Wolfgang Merkel and Jean-Paul Gagnon

lower castes in Indian villages or the poor of Brazilian towns ( Pogrebinschi and Samuels 2014) to participate and be included in decision-making which John Dryzek (2005) talks about, these mechanisms are not an instrument for solving the great

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Anna Scolobig, Luigi Pellizzoni, and Chiara Bianchizza

: STARFLOOD Consortium . (accessed 11 August 2014 ). Dryzek , John . 2000 . “ Introduction: The Deliberative Turn in Democracy Theory .” In Deliberative Democracy and Beyond , ed. John Dryzek , pp

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Sectarianism and Recognition in Iraq

From Consociationalism to Deliberation?

Nicolas Pirsoul

embedded divergences, deliberative democracy initiatives in Iraq could, therefore, at first, leave moral and religious disagreements aside and focus on practical political issues. John Dryzek convincingly (at least in extreme cases such as Iraq's) argues

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Deliberation and Courts

The Role of the Judiciary in a Deliberative System

Donald Bello Hutt

others who are welcome to give inputs, arguments and solutions to collective problems in different ways, with different degrees of expertise. The idea is captured in John Dryzek’s notion of discursive legitimacy, according to which a procedure is

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Book Roundtable

Discussion text: Chin, C. 2018. The Practice of Political Theory: Rorty and Continental Thought.

Lasse Thomassen, Joe Hoover, David Owen, Paul Patton, and Clayton Chin

Pragmatist Political Theory ’, in Anne Phillips , Bonnie Honig and John Dryzek (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 125 – 141 . Pippin , R. B. 1991 . Modernity as a Philosophical Problem