Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy (Paperback)

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'Religion and politics', as the old saying goes, 'should never be discussed in mixed company.'And yet fostering discussions that cross lines of political difference has long been a central concern of political theorists. More recently, it has also become a cause c l bre for pundits and civic-minded citizens wanting to improve the health of American democracy. But only recently have scholars begun empirical investigations of where and with what consequences people interact with those whose political views differ from their own. Hearing the Other Side examines this theme in the context of the contemporary United States. It is unique in its effort to link political theory with empirical research. Drawing on her empirical work, Mutz suggests that it is doubtful that an extremely activist political culture can also be a heavily deliberative one.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521612289
ISBN-10: 0521612284
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: March 13th, 2006
Pages: 184
Language: English