Deliberative Democracy and the Plural Polity
James, Michael Rabinder
Publisher: University Press of Kansas, Lawrence
Year Published: 2004
Pages: 240pp ISBN: 978-0-7006-1319-9
Michael Rabinder James integrates questions of justice and stability through a model of deliberative democracy in the plural polity. Drawing on empirical social science and normative political philosophy, James develops a framework for assessing
democratic institutions according to three broad concerns: do they realize deliberative fairness in their decision-making procedures; can they flexibly respond to emerging and shifting collective identities; and are they able to mitigate group conflict?