Democratic Deliberation in Deeply Divided Societies:: From Conflict to Common Ground

Democratic Deliberation in Deeply Divided Societies:: From Conflict to Common Ground


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ISBN-13: 9781137357809
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Juan E. Ugarriza earned his PhD from the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Previously, he received an MA in history at the University of North Carolina, United States. His areas of academic interest are the deepening of democracy in contexts of conflict and the role of ideology in the twenty-first century. His work has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the International Journal of Conflict Management and the Journal of Public Deliberation. Currently, he is a faculty professor and researcher at El Rosario University (Bogota) and leads a team of researchers exploring the use of deliberative practices as a political reconciliation strategy in postconflict Colombia.

Didier Caluwaerts is a Democracy fellow at the Ash Center of the Harvard Kennedy School and a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research focuses on deliberative and participatory democracy in ethnically divided societies, and his work has been published in the European Political Science Review and the Journal of Public Deliberation.

Table of Contents

1. Deliberation in Contexts of Conflict. An Introduction; Juan E. Ugarriza and Didier Caluwaerts PART I: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR DELIBERATION IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES 2. Deliberative Democracy in Northern Ireland. Opportunities and Challenges for Consensus in a Consociational System; Katy Hayward 3. Deliberative Stress in Linguistically Divided Belgium; Didier Caluwaerts and Min Reuchamps 4. Deliberation and Democracy at the End of Armed Conflict. Post-Conflict Opportunities in the Basque Country; Sanjay Jeram and Daniele Conversi 5. The Citizens, the Politicians and the Courts: A Preliminary Assessment of Deliberative Capacity in Colombia; Margarita M. Orozco and Juan E. Ugarriza 6. Barriers to Inter-Group Deliberation in Divided Ukraine; Anastasiya Salnykova 7. Federalist Deliberative Democracy in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects; Olabanji Akinola 8. Manipulative Deliberation in Turkey: Alevis' Defective Political Engagement and Remedying Strategies; Kivanç Ulusoy 9. Language Policy and Inter-group Deliberation in Israel; Aviad Rubin 10. Experiences with Deliberation in the Islamic Republic of Iran; Sahar Aurore Saeidnia PART II: WHAT DOES A DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY LOOK LIKE IN A DIVIDED SOCIETY? 11. When Deliberation Remains out of Reach: The Role of Agonistic Engagement in Divided Societies; Sarah Maddison 12. Beating the Odds: Confrontational Deliberative Democracy; Didier Caluwaerts and Juan E. Ugarriza

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