Democratic Innovation is an original look at the political future of democracy, exploring the latest ideas aimed at renewing popular power.
Featuring new writings by leading European, American and Australian democratic theorists, this book explores the following themes:
* the importance of public deliberation in democracies
* how effective representation for all might be acheived
* the role that voluntary associations can play in democratic governance

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chapter |12 pages

Democratic innovation

ByMichael Saward

part |2 pages

Part I Deliberative democracy Advocacy and critique

chapter 1|12 pages

The quest for deliberative democracy

ByJames S. Fishkin, Robert C. Luskin

chapter 2|11 pages

Toward deliberative institutions

ByGraham Smith

chapter 4|13 pages

The European Union’s democratic deficit

A deliberative perspective
ByErik Oddvar Eriksen

chapter 5|12 pages

Less than meets the eye

Democratic legitimacy and deliberative theory
ByMichael Saward

chapter 6|13 pages

Discursive democracy vs. liberal constitutionalism

ByJohn S. Dryzek

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Part II Representation and deliberation

chapter 8|11 pages

From theory to practice and back again: gender quota and the politics of presence in Belgium

Gender quota and the politics
ByPetra Meier

chapter 9|16 pages

Deliberative democracy, ecological representation and risk

Towards a democracy of the affected
ByRobyn Eckersley

chapter 10|13 pages

Ecological constitutionalism and the limits of deliberation and representation

ByMike Mills, Fraser King

chapter 11|13 pages

Governance, self-representation and democratic imagination

ByHenrik Paul Bang, Torben Bech Dyrberg

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Part III Associations and democracy

chapter 12|11 pages

Active citizenship and associative democracy

ByPiotr Perczynski

chapter 13|12 pages

Associative democracy – fashionable slogan or constructive innovation?

BySigrid Roßteutscher

chapter 14|11 pages

Social capital, associations and civic republicanism

ByFrancisco Herreros