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 EVR 4930

Session 4

Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

Carole Pateman (2006) "Participatory Democracy Revisited,"Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 10, No. 1, p. 9-19.

Deliberative Democracy,

Chapters 3 - 4

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Answer all of the following study questions and email the attached questions and answers in Word or rtf format to the instructor by Canvas email no later than 5 pm on Sunday the last day of Session 4. In the beginning of your emial message identify the class session for the homework being submitted.

Study Questions

1.What are "mini-publics?"

2. Distinguish between citizen juries and citizen assemblies.

3. What are some of the limitations of "mini-publics"?

4. According to Pateman, "Despite the merits of mini-publics, or the benefits of practice in participation and deliberation gained by the citizens involved, they have some limitations." Describe those limitations.

5. Describes the "basics" of participatory democratic theory.

6. Define Deliberative Democracy from the perspective of Joshua Cohen

7. In a "well-ordered democracy" how is political discourse organized?

8. Rawls defines three conditions of democratic politics in a just society. Explain.

9. According to Pateman "Democratic politics involves public deliberation focused on the common good, requires some form of manifest equality among citizens, and shapes the identity and interests of citizens in ways that contribute to the formation of a public conception of common good." How does the ideal of a fair system of social cooperation provide a way to account for the attractiveness and importance of these three features of the deliberative democratic Deliberation and Democratic Legitimacy ideal?

10.What is deliberative democracy rooted in and how does it differ from participatory democracy?