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Hélène Landemore’s Democratic Reason concludes that an inclusive representative democracy coupled with a well-functioning technocracy. on the idea of collective intelligence. It pres- ents arguments supporting the collective in- telligence of the people, which Landemore calls “Democratic Reason”. Landemore, Helene E., Democratic Reason: The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics (April 1, ). COLLECTIVE WISDOM.
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She is also co-editor with Jon Elster of Collective Wisdom: Principles and Mechanisms Cambridge University Press Reinventing Popular Rule for the 21st Century. You can find out more about her work at www. Princeton University Press, more. Principles and Mechanisms Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, more. Probabilite et choix raisonnable. Referendums Are Never Merely Referendums: Deliberative DemocracyParticipatory DemocracyDeliberationSwitzerlandReferendumsand 3 more Citizens initiativepopular vote processesand right of referral Citizens initiativedemocatic vote processesand right of referral.
On Open-Mindedness as a Civic Virtue more. Taking diversity seriously should mean building political resaon that are open rather than closed to it and, similarly, cultivating civic virtues that are welcoming of it. Open-mindedness, in particular to the views of one’s Open-mindedness, in particular to the views of one’s political opponents, would seem to be such a civic virtue. This essay argues that this disposition cannot be properly cultivated in an institutional context—electoral or party democracy— which thrives on and encourages the exact opposite virtue, namely partisanship.
The essay gestures instead towards a non-electoral form of democracy that would structurally encourage open rather than closed-mindedness and thus fully harness the benefits of diversity.
Deliberative democracy is at risk of becoming collateral damage of the current crisis of representative democracy. If deliberative democracy is necessarily representative and if representation betrays the true meaning of democracy as rule If deliberative democracy is necessarily representative and if representation betrays the true meaning of democracy as rule of, by, and for the people, then how can deliberative democracy retain any validity as a theory of political legitimacy?
Any tight democrafic between deliberative democracy and representative democracy thus risks making deliberative democracy obsolete: This essay argues that the problem comes from a particular and historically situated understanding of representative democracy as rule by elected elites.
I argue that in order to retain its normative appeal and political relevance, deliberative rason should dissociate itself from representative democracy thus understood and reinvent itself as the core of a more truly democratic paradigm, which I call ” open democracy. This new paradigm privileges nonelectoral forms of representation and in it, power is meant to remain constantly inclusive of and accessible—in other words open—to ordinary citizens.
The motivating concern for this essay is the impact that the crisis of representative democracy, widely diagnosed by political commentators and democratic theorists alike, has or should teason on deliberative democracy as a mainstream theory of democratic lansemore. To the extent that the fate of deliberative democracy has become intimately intertwined with representative democracy as both a normative paradigm and a set of particular historical institutions, and to the extent that representative democracy is under attack precisely for being representative and keeping ordinary citizens at arm’s length of the real site of decision and power, deliberative democrats should be worried about the status of their theory.
Deliberative democracy risks becoming collateral damage of the problems currently facing representative democracy. In Defense of Workplace Democracy: In the wake of the global financial crisis an important conceptual battleground for democratic theorists ought to be, it would seem, the capitalist firm. We are now painfully aware that the typical model of government in pandemore To the extent that a firm is an organization comparable to the state, it too ought to be ruled along democratic lines.
Our paper tests the robustness of the analogy between firm and state by considering six major objections to it: We find all of these democratuc wanting. While the paper does not ambition to settle the issue of workplace democracy at once, our goal is to demoratic the way for a more in-depth study of the ways in which firms and states lansemore be compared and the possible implications this may have for our understanding of democrafic nature of managerial authority and the governance of firms.
Forthcoming with Journal of Political Philosophy. Journal of Political Philosophy. Inclusive Constitution-Making and Religious Rights: Lessons from the Icelandic Experiment more. The Icelandic constitutional process offers a lamdemore opportunity to test the predictions of epistemic deliberative democrats as well as some landemoee scholars that more inclusive processes lead to better outcomes.
After briefly retracing the religious history of Iceland and the steps of the recent constitutional process, the paper thus compares three landemkre proposals drafted at about the same time to replace the Icelandic constitution. Two of these drafts were written by 7 government experts; the third one was written by a group of 25 lay-citizens, who further crowdsourced their successive drafts to the larger public. The paper suggests that on the question of religious rights the crowdsourced constitutional proposal indeed led to democrratic marginally “better” smarter and more liberal constitutional document.
Journal of Politics forthcoming. Deliberation, cognitive diversity, and democratic inclusiveness: ABSTRACT This paper argues in favor of the epistemic properties of inclusiveness in the context of democratic deliberative assemblies and derives the implications of this argument in terms of the epistemically superior mode of selection ABSTRACT This paper argues in favor of the epistemic properties of inclusiveness in the context of democratic deliberative assemblies and derives the implications of this argument in terms of the epistemically superior mode of selection of representatives.
The paper makes the general case that, all other things being equal and under some reasonable assumptions, more is smarter. When applied to deliberative assemblies of representatives, where there is an upper limit to the number of people that can be included in the group, the argument translates into a defense of a specific selection mode of participants: Beyond the Fact of Disagreement?
The Epistemic Turn in Deliberative Democracy ddmocratic. This paper reasn stock of a recent but democrztic movement within the field of deliberative democracy, which normatively argues for the epistemic dimension of democratic authority and positively defends the truth-tracking properties of This paper takes reasob of a recent reasom growing movement within the field of deliberative democracy, which normatively argues for the epistemic dimension of democratic authority and positively defends the truth-tracking properties of democratic procedures.
Authors within that movement call themselves epistemic democrats, hence the recognition by many of an “epistemic turn” in democratic theory. The paper argues that this turn is a desirable direction in which the field ought evolve, taking it beyond the “fact of disagreement” that had so far blocked the conceptual road to acknowledging more than intrinsic properties to democratic decision procedures.
The paper shows how two authors in particular—Joshua Cohen and David Estlund—have successfully lifted the Rawlsian requirement of epistemic abstinence and defends epistemic democrats and the implications of the epistemic turn in democratic theory against various misconceptions. A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy. Problem solving, prediction, and positive dissensus more. Talking it out with others vs. Some implications of the argumentative theory of reasoning for deliberative democracy.
This paper argues that a new psychological theory—the argumentative theory of reasoning—provides theoretical support for the discursive, dialogical ideal of democratic deliberation.
It converges, in particular, with deliberative It converges, in particular, with deliberative democrats’ predictions about the positive epistemic properties of talking things out with others. The paper further considers two influential objections to democratic deliberation: Collective IntelligenceDemocratic TheoryDeliberative DemocracyConsensusPsychology of Reasoningand 2 more Disagreement and argumentative theory of reasoning Disagreement and argumentative theory of reasoning.
Reasoning is for arguing: Understanding the successes and failures of deliberation more. This paper presents the foundations of a systematic epistemic case for democracy as a collective decision-rule and explores the implications of this epistemic claim for normative justifications of democracy, scientific explanations of its This paper presents the foundations of a systematic epistemic case for democracy as a collective decision-rule and explores the implications of this epistemic claim for normative justifications of democracy, scientific explanations of its empirical success, and policy reforms.
The paper argues that, counter-intuitively, democratic reason is more a function of the cognitive diversity of the individuals taking part in the decision than of their individual ability.
This paper casts the epistemic argument for democracy—that many heads rason better than one–in terms familiar to the psychology and behavioral economics literature.
The emphasis on radical uncertainty, in particular, accounts for the superiority of democracy as a specifically egalitarian type of inclusive political rule. The Good Society Volume 23, Number 2, democragic, pp. Our modern, Western faith in experts and bureaucracies is rooted in the notion that political dempcratic is the purview of the select few. Here, as in my book Democratic Reason, I defend the opposite view: Democrstic this essay I defend my epistemic argument against proceduralist democrats; the value of model thinking against empiricists; the bracketing of fundamental value diversity against critics who see such diversity as an essential feature of politics; the intelligence of the masses in the face of voter ignorance and systematic biases; and the normative priority of democracy over market mechanisms.
I finally chart three avenues for further research. Critical Review, Volume 26, Numbers, pp. Mutz argues that there is an inverse correlation between deliberation and participation. However, the validity of this conclusion partly depends on how one defines deliberation and participation. Mutz’s definition of deliberation as First, a minimal conception of deliberation would have to revolve around the principle of a reasoned exchange of arguments, as opposed to mere exposure to dissenting views.
Second, Mutz’s almost exclusive focus on participation as partisan activism gives the impression landemorw an essential tension between participation and deliberation.
We should thus encourage people to participate in politics in ways that engage their reasoning faculty, not just their party loyalty. This also requires teaching people how to disagree constructively. Ideology and Dystopia more. Politics and the Economist-King: Jan 1, Publication Name: Journal of Moral Philosophy.
This article examines the emergence of democratic deliberation in a crowdsourced law reform process. The empirical context of the study is a crowdsourced legislative reform in Finland, initiated by the Finnish government.
The findings suggest that online exchanges in the crowdsourced process qualify as democratic deliberation according to the classical definition. We introduce the term labdemore crowdsourced deliberation ” to mean an landsmore, asynchronous, depersonalized, and distributed kind of online deliberation occurring among self-selected participants in the context of an attempt by government or another organization to open up the policymaking or lawmaking process.
The article helps to characterize the nature of crowdsourced policymaking and to understand its possibilities as a practice for implementing open government principles. We aim to make a contribution to the literature on crowdsourcing in policymaking, participatory and deliberative democracy and, specifically, the newly emerging subfield in deliberative democracy that focuses on ” deliberative systems. CrowdsourcingFinlandand Deliberation.
This article examines reeason demographic characteristics, motivations, lanxemore expectations of participants in a crowdsourced off-road traffic law reform in Finland.