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Deliberative democracies and deliberative conflict resolution in the divided society

He, Baogang 2013, Deliberative democracies and deliberative conflict resolution in the divided society, Taiwan journal of democracy, vol. May 2013, no. Special Issue, pp. 63-85.

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Title Deliberative democracies and deliberative conflict resolution in the divided society
Author(s) He, Baogang
Journal name Taiwan journal of democracy
Volume number May 2013
Issue number Special Issue
Start page 63
End page 85
Total pages 23
Publisher Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
Place of publication Taiwan
Publication date 2013-05
Keyword(s) deliberative democracy
referendums
consociational democracy
history principle
national identity
Summary In the twenty-first century, democracy is fundamental to the human condition in the way that it frames and influences debates on national identity and affords various devices and solutions. Democratic devices, including referendums, electoral engineering, and consociational arrangements, have expanded to resolve and manage conflicts arising from divided societies. This essay argues that deliberative democracy is needed to complement but not replace referendums and consociational models. The essay reviews nondemocratic and nondeliberative democratic approaches, and shows that the findings all point to a deliberative condition that frames new discourses and mechanisms for innovative conflict resolution. The essay then examines, compares, and combines various approaches to the studies of deliberative democracy. Different forms of public deliberation, such as citizen juries, deliberative polling, and intercommunity or ethnic-group dialogue, all are new democratic devices to supplement and improve existing democratic institutions. They are not meant to replace them.
Language eng
Field of Research 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
160606 Government and Politics of Asia and The Pacific
Socio Economic Objective 940203 Political Systems
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091098

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