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Provisional PoliticsKantian Arguments in Policy Context$
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Elisabeth Ellis

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780300125221

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300125221.001.0001

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Provisionalism and Democratic Theory

Provisionalism and Democratic Theory

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(p.23) 2 Provisionalism and Democratic Theory
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Provisional Politics
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Elisabeth Ellis

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300125221.003.0002

This chapter takes a look at the relationship between provisionalism and democratic theory. The task given to provisional democratic theory is to investigate what factors and conditions make the principle of affected interest possible. This principle refers to the notion that the people that are affected by certain policies should have a say in their formation and implementation. The chapter then moves on to discuss how deliberative democratic theory came about through the promotion of Deliberation Day by Bruce Ackerman and James Fishkin. The chapter analyzes the flaws in deliberative democracy and how these flaws affect issues such as sex discrimination, affirmative action, property rights, and freedom of speech. It looks particularly at Cass R. Sunstein's The Partial Constitution and its understandings on status quo neutrality.

Keywords:   provisionalism, democratic theory, provisional democratic theory, Deliberation Day, Bruce Ackerman, James Fishkin, Cass R. Sunstein, The Partial Constitution, status quo neutrality

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