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- DescriptionThe first comprehensive account of the booming phemen of deliberative mini-publics, this book offers a systematic review of their variety, discusses their weaknesses, and recommends ways to make them a viable component of democracy. The book takes stock of the diverse practices of deliberative mini-publics and, more concretely, looks at preconditions, processes, and outcomes. It provides a critical assessment of the experience with mini-publics; in particular their lack of policy impact. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, tably James S Fishkin and Mark E Warren, Deliberative Mini-Publics will speak to anyone with an interest in democracy and democratic invations.
- Author BiographyKimmo Gronlund is the Director of the Social Science Research Institute at Abo Akademi. Since 2011, he is one of the two Principal Investigators of the Finnish National Election Study. He is a Convenor of the new ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations. Andre Bachtiger was Swiss Chair/Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and senior assistant at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern. Currently he is research professor at the University of Lucerne. He is also member of the steering committee of the new ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations. Maija Setala holds an academy research fellowship from the Academy of Finland. She has been a visiting research fellow at Columbia University and Australian National University. She is also member of the steering committee of the new ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations.
- PublisherECPR Press
- Date of Publication30/06/2014
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Series TitleECPR Studies in European Political Science
- Place of PublicationColchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintECPR Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight500 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byAndre Bachtiger,Kimmo Gronlund,Maija Setala
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