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dc.contributor.authorNeblo, Michael
dc.contributor.authorEsterling, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Ryan Andrew
dc.contributor.authorLazer, David
dc.contributor.authorSokhey, Anand
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-21T19:56:09Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationNeblo, Michael, Kevin Esterling, Ryan Kennedy, David Lazer, and Anand Sokhey. 2009. Who Wants to Deliberate - and Why? HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-027, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4448878
dc.description.abstractInterest in deliberative theories of democracy has grown tremendously among political theorists over the last twenty years. Many scholars in political behavior, however, are skeptical that it is a practically viable theory, even on its own terms. They argue (inter alia) that most people dislike politics, and that deliberative initiatives would amount to a paternalistic imposition. Using two large, representative samples investigating people’s hypothetical willingness to deliberate and their actual behavior in response to a real invitation to deliberate with their member of Congress, we find: 1) that willingness to deliberate in the U.S. is much more widespread than expected; and 2) that it is precisely people who are less likely to participate in traditional partisan politics who are most interested in deliberative participation. They are attracted to such participation as a partial alternative to “politics as usual.”en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJohn F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Universityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://web.hks.harvard.edu/publications/workingpapers/citation.aspx?PubId=6772en_US
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dc.titleWho Wants to Deliberate - and Why?en_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dash.depositing.authorKennedy, Ryan Andrew
dc.date.available2010-09-21T19:56:09Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedKennedy, Ryan Andrew


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