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Its a Long Way from Porto Alegre to Helsingborg: A Case Study in Deliberative Democracy in Late Modernity
Lund University, Institute of CommunicationFollow.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5097-6218
2008 (English)In: Journal of Public Deliberation, ISSN 1937-2841, E-ISSN 1937-2841, Vol. 4, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Since the 1990’s representative democracy has been challenged by a deliberative turn in political philosophy, reaching even into the practices of established political institutions. In Sweden, the Municipality of Helsingborg, inspired by deliberative ideals, established civic committees as a way to deal with changing patterns of civic political behavior in late modernity. One reason for this is that deliberation is assumed to revitalize representative democracy by avoiding the instrumental rational focus on self-interest. However, there are some difficulties in implementing deliberative democracy within this municipal representative democratic setting. This article will point to some problems in the Helsingborg experiment.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206246OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-206246DiVA: diva2:676547
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-08-29 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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