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Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America

Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America

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ISBN-13: 9780226389875
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lawrence R. Jacobs is the Mondale Chair and director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Hubert Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. Fay Lomax Cook is the director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. Michael Delli Carpini is the dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 The Discursive Turn: Citizens Talking Together 1

Part 1 Discursive Participation and Public Deliberation by Americans

2 How Much Deliberation? 31

3 Who Deliberates? 43

4 How Do Americans Deliberate? 64

5 The Civic and Political Impacts of Discursive Participation 83

6 A Case Study of Deliberation in Action: Americans Discuss Social Security 118

Part 2 Why Discursive Participation?

7 Organizing Deliberation 135

8 The Practice of Deliberation and the Hope for Democratic Renewal 152

Appendix: Coding of Variables from Discursive Participation Survey of the General Public 169

Notes 189

References 193

Index 205

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