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A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Kimmo Grönlund
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Place: State College, PA 16801, United States
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Good Society
Volume number: 27
Issue number: 1-2
Start page: 111
End page: 117
eISSN: 1538-9731


Can the people rule? This question has divided politicians and political scientists for decades, if not centuries. It is also the explicit topic of the second part of James Fishkin's new book, and the problem that infuses the first part's rich case studies with their significance. The arguments and the evidence he provides suggest that the answer is “yes”—assuming the existence of a carefully designed framework. In the process, Democracy When the People Are Thinking provides a defense of deliberative democracy and an empirically grounded plan for addressing its institutional realization that will shape all future research—and may shape actual practice.


Deliberation, Deliberative democracy


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