Deliberative Democracy in Practice will be of interest to those studying deliberative democratic theory and citizen engagement, as well as those with interests in the following policy areas: religion and education, democracy and constitutionalism, indigenous-settler relations, and the design of public consultations. It will appeal to students and scholars in Political Science, Philosophy, Education, Sociology, and Law.
David Kahane is an associate professor and Vargo Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Daniel Weinstock is a professor of philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Political Philosophy at Universite de Montreal. Dominique Leydet is a professor of philosophy at Universite de Quebec a Montreal. Melissa Williams is a professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Contributors: James Bohman, Harry Brighouse, Simone Chambers, Glen Coulthard, James Fishkin, John Forester, David Kahane, Duncan Ivison, Micheline Milot, Henry S. Richardson, Jorge Valadez, and Paul Weithman
Introduction / Daniel Weinstock and David Kahane Part 1: Educating Deliberative Citizens 1 Conceptions of the Good: Challenging the Premises of Deliberative Democracy / Micheline Milot 2 Religious Belief, Religious Schooling, and the Demands of Reciprocity / Harry Brighouse 3 Religious Education and Democratic Character / Paul Weithman Part 2: Deliberative Democracy, Constitutions, and the Boundaries of Deliberation 4 Open versus Closed Constitutional Negotiation / Simone Chambers 5 Is Democracy a Means to Global Justice? / James Bohman Part 3: Deliberative Democracy and Indigenous Peoples 6 Deliberative Democracy and the Politics of Reconciliation / Duncan Ivison 7 Resisting Culture: Seyla Benhabib's Deliberative Approach to the Politics of Recognition in Colonial Contexts / Glen Coulthard 8 The Implications of Incommensurability for Deliberative Democracy / Jorge M. Valadez Part 4: Citizen Dialogue and Decision Making in a Deliberative Democracy 9 Public Opinion and Popular Will / Henry S. Richardson 10 Consulting the Public Thoughtfully: Prospects for Deliberative Democracy / James Fishkin 11 The Micropolitics of Deliberation: Beyond Argumentation to Recognition and Justice / John Forester and David Kahane References Index