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Still inviting abstracts for panel on normative democratic theory at ECPR Oslo

We are looking to submit the below panel proposal to the ECPR General Conference, 6-9 September 2017 in Oslo, and are still inviting abstracts for this via an open call – deadline coming up very soon:

Locating deliberative democracy’s normative principles in real-world political practice

Panel chairs: Andrew Knops (Birmingham), Marit Hammond (Keele)

Deliberative democracy was conceived as a theory of democratic legitimacy. Since its inception, however, much effort has been devoted to considering how its principles might apply to real-world practice. The most comprehensive of these confront the ‘mass public’ sphere of decision-making in electoral democracies as a whole. The problems of scale and diversity raised at this level present formidable challenges to such attempts at application.

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