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Deliberative Democracy and Two Models of Pragmatism

Festenstein, M. (2004) Deliberative Democracy and Two Models of Pragmatism. European Journal of Social Theory, 7 (3). pp. 291-306. ISSN 1368-4310

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This article examines the relationship of pragmatism to the theory of deliberative democracy. It elaborates a dilemma in the latter theory, between its deliberative or epistemic and democratic or inclusive components, and distinguishes responses to this dilemma that are internal to the conception of deliberation employed from those that are external. The article goes on to identify two models of pragmatism and critically examines how well each one deals with the tension identified in deliberative democracy.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Politics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2009 16:14
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2009 16:14
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368431004044194
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Identification Number: 10.1177/1368431004044194
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6092

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