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Democracy used to be seen as a relatively mechanical matter of merely adding up everyone's votes in free and fair elections. That mechanistic model has many virtues, among them allowing democracy to 'track the truth', where purely factual issues are all that is at stake. Political disputes invariably mix facts with values, however, and then it is essential to listen to what people are saying rather than merely note how they are voting. The great challenge is how to implement that deliberative ideal among millions of people ...

Reflective Democracy 2005, OUP Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199279746

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Reflective Democracy 2003, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199256174