Creative Democracy

Creative Democracy

by Tom Burns, Reinhard Ueberhorst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275929574

ISBN-13: 9780275929572

Pub. Date: 10/19/1988

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Radical new technologies are developing in Western societies at ever-increasing rates but contemporary democracies often lack the appropriate organizational forms to confront these developments. Creative Democracy discusses the failure of politicians and democratic institutions to cope with modern challenges, and proposes a specific strategy to address these

Overview

Radical new technologies are developing in Western societies at ever-increasing rates but contemporary democracies often lack the appropriate organizational forms to confront these developments. Creative Democracy discusses the failure of politicians and democratic institutions to cope with modern challenges, and proposes a specific strategy to address these problems in contemporary society. The authors propose new strategies to increase public awareness of, and democratic control over, major technological developments explaining the advantage of democratic discourse and consensus formation over voting, and insisting that scientists must work with politicians to formulate and articulate their alternative futures for major technological developments. Overall, Creative Democracy provides a thorough, scholarly and practical analysis in support of democratic dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275929572
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/19/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Willy Brandt

Introduction: The Global Challenge

Technology and Society

Science and Politics: Studies in Competing Logics

Democratic Discourse, Expertise, and Alternative Futures

Systematic Democratic Discourse: Issues, Legitimacy, and Power

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