Deepening Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance

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The forms of liberal democracy developed in the 19th century seem increasingly ill-suited to the problems we face in the 21st. This dilemma has given rise to a deliberative democracy, and this text explores four contemporary cases in which the principles have been at least partially instituted.
 

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Deepening Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance (Real Utopias Project)

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Both the theory and real-world practice of the oft-extolled but ill-defined concept of"participatory democracy" are fleshed out in this intellectually and stylistically challenging volume, part of the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Thinking about Empowered Participatory Governance
3
Participation Activism and Politics The Porto Alegre Experiment
45
Democracy and Development Decentralized Planning in Kerala
77
Deliberative Democracy Chicago Style Grassroots Governance in Policing and Public Education
111
Habitat Conservation Planning
144
PracticeThoughtPractice
175
Reflections on What Makes Empowered Participatory Governance Happen
200
Toward Ecologically Sustainable Democracy?
208
Cycles of Reform in Porto Alegre and Madison
225
Power and Reason
237
Countervailing Power in Empowered Participatory Governance
259
References
291
Index
305
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Archon Fung is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University.

Erik Olin Wright is Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of many books, including Classes, Interrogating Inequality, Class Counts, Deepening Democracy (with Archon Fung), and Envisioning Real Utopias. For more information on Envisioning Real Utopias and the Real Utopias project, and to access book content, please visit realutopias.org (site in progress).

Joshua Cohen was born in 1980 in New Jersey. He is the author of five books, including the novels Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto, A Heaven of Others, and Witz. Cohen's essays have appeared in The Forward, Nextbook, The Believer, and Harper's. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Joel Rogers is Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Director of COWS. His many books include On Democracy, Right Turn, The Forgotten Majority, and What Workers Want. A longtime activist, Rogers was identified by Newsweek as one of the 100 Americans most likely to shape U.S. politics and culture in the 21st century.

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