Deliberative Democracy and Its Discontents
Drawing on political, legal, national, post-national, as well as American and European perspectives, this collection of essays offers a diverse and balanced discussion of the current arguments concerning deliberative democracy. The essays consider the thr
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Is the Ideal of a Deliberative Democracy Coherent?
The Epistemic Conception of Deliberative Democracy Defended
The Value Added by Theories of Deliberative Democracy
Democracy and the Real Speech Situation
Conflict and SelfInterest in Deliberation
Framing Public Deliberation and Democratic Legitimacy in
The People in Deliberative Democracy
Institutional Reform and Democratic Legitimacy
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Página 233 - That the people have an original right to establish, for their future government, such principles as, in their opinion, shall most conduce to their own happiness, is the basis on which the whole American fabric has been erected.
Página 233 - Nor does this conclusion by any means suppose a superiority of the judicial to the legislative power. It only supposes that the power of the people is superior to both ; and that where the will of the legislature, declared in its statutes, stands in opposition to that of the people, declared in the Constitution, the judges ought to be governed by the latter rather than the former. They ought to regulate their decisions by the fundamental laws rather than by those which are not fundamental.
Página 233 - The exercise of this original right is a very great exertion; nor can it, nor ought it, to be frequently repeated. The principles, therefore, so established are deemed fundamental. And as the authority from which they proceed is supreme and can seldom act, they are designed to be permanent.