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Author Nino, Carlos Santiago.

Title The Constitution of deliberative democracy / Carlos Santiago Nino
Published New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [1996]


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Description 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. The Complexity of Constitutional Democracy -- Ch. 2. The Observance of the Historical Constitution -- Ch. 3. The Ideal Constitution of Rights -- Ch. 4. Alternative Conceptions of Democracy -- Ch. 5. The Foundations of the Deliberative Conception of Democracy -- Ch. 6. Establishing Deliberative Democracy -- Ch. 7. Judicial Review in a Deliberative Democracy -- Conclusion: The Tensions of a Complex Constitution
Summary In this important and wide-ranging book, a leading political theorist and activist considers the question: What justifies democracy? Carlos Santiago Nino critically examines answers others have given and then develops his own distinctive theory of democracy, emphasizing its deliberative character. In Nino's view, democracy resembles a moral conversation and is valued because of its capacity to generate an impartial perspective, one that takes into account the interests of all citizens. Nino's conception of deliberative democracy bears on the way power is organized under a constitution. Drawing on a variety of constitutional traditions, he criticizes the presidential system and calls for citizens to participate more directly in the political life of their country
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-243) and index
Subject Democracy.
Civil rights.
Representative government and representation.
Judicial review.
LC no. 95053688
ISBN 0300067488 alkaline paper