Aversive Democracy: Inheritance and Originality in the by Aletta J. Norval

By Aletta J. Norval

The twenty-first century has introduced a renewed curiosity in democratic idea and practices, making a complex dating among time-honoured democratic traditions and new types of political participation. Reflecting in this interaction among culture and innovation, Aletta J. Norval deals clean insights into the worldwide complexities of the formation of democratic subjectivity, the tricky emergence and articulation of political claims, the structure of democratic family members among electorate and the deepening of our democratic mind's eye. Aversive Democracy attracts concept from a serious engagement with deliberative and post-structuralist types of democracy, while supplying a particular studying encouraged by means of modern paintings at the later Wittgenstein. it is a artistic and insightful paintings which reorients democratic thought, elucidating the nature of the commitments we interact in after we perform democratic lifestyles jointly.

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201–25; Sanders, ‘Against deliberation’; I. M. Young, ‘Difference as resource for democratic communication’, in J. Bohman and W. ), Deliberative Democracy. : MIT Press, 1997), pp. 383–406; J. Tully, ‘Wittgenstein and political philosophy: Understanding practices of critical reflection’, Political Theory 17, no. 2 (1989), 172–204. Chambers, Reasonable Democracy; Benhabib, ‘Liberal dialogue versus a critical theory of discursive legitimation’, in N. L. : Harvard University Press, 1998). d e m o c r a c y, u n i v e r s a l i za t i o n a nd ( d i s ) a g r e e m e n t a variety of factors.

North, South, East, West (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1993), pp. 74–92. However, even here the issue of identification – which I discuss later in some detail – arises since democratic self-restraint, as Miller points out, relies on people thinking that ‘it is more important that the decision reached should be a genuinely democratic one than that it is the decision that they themselves favour’ (p. 66). 6 The Habermas-inspired deliberative approach, I will argue, fails to offer a workable account of the relation between ideal conditions of deliberation and actual processes of democratic decision-making.

The process of democratic deliberation involves all three aspects of practical reason outlined above: its pragmatic, ethical and moral uses. Democratic deliberation may include and mix together any of these uses of reason. 46 Bohman argues that this conception of democratic deliberation still sets the standard of consensus – that laws must meet the agreement of all citizens, and that the process of law-making be discursive (structured according to mutual recognition of each other as free and equal) – too high.

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