Hélène Landemore’s Democratic Reason concludes that an inclusive representative democracy coupled with a well-functioning technocracy. on the idea of collective intelligence. It pres- ents arguments supporting the collective in- telligence of the people, which Landemore calls “Democratic Reason”. Landemore, Helene E., Democratic Reason: The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics (April 1, ). COLLECTIVE WISDOM.

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Denise Vitale – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 32 6: You are commenting using your WordPress. Quirk – – Critical Review 26 The Icelandic constitutional process offers a unique opportunity to test the predictions of epistemic deliberative democrats as well as some constitutional scholars that more inclusive processes lead to better outcomes.

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So please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the NBN. This also requires teaching people how to disagree constructively. This paper takes stock of a recent lwndemore growing movement within the field of deliberative democracy, which normatively argues for the epistemic dimension of democratic authority and positively defends the truth-tracking properties of This paper casts the epistemic argument for democracy—that many heads are better than one–in terms familiar to the psychology and behavioral economics literature.


However, the validity of this conclusion partly resson on how one defines deliberation and participation. Sign in to use this feature.

To the extent that a firm is an organization comparable to the state, it too ought to be ruled along democratic lines. What is a good constitution?

Every human group faces the problem of how to reconcile the tension between, on the one hand, the requirement of public order and the need for a coordinated and cooperative life in common with others and, on the other, the expression of We find all of these objections wanting. The Democracy Deficit in Canada. Forthcoming with Journal of Political Philosophy.

Beyond the fact of disagreement? Mutz’s definition of deliberation as Taking diversity seriously should mean building political institutions that are open rather than closed to it and, similarly, cultivating civic virtues that are welcoming of it.

The participants shared about ideas, 4, comments and 19, votes in the crowdsourcing process. Journal of Political Philosophy.

Democratic Reason

DemocracyIcelandConstitution Makingand Participatory constitution-making. Making It Up on Volume: Any tight connection between deliberative democracy and representative democracy thus risks making deliberative democracy obsolete: The point of this essay is to explore a set of moments or conceptual breakthroughs within this Western tradition that demonstrate one way of partially resolving the tension.


landemode Ben Saunders – – Ethics 1: Ingham – – Politics, Philosophy and Economics 12 2: Inclusive Constitution-Making and Religious Rights: Deliberation, cognitive reasno, and democratic inclusiveness: Principles and Mechanisms, Crowdsourced off-road traffic law experiment in Finland. Referendums Are Never Merely Referendums: ABSTRACT This paper argues in favor of the epistemic properties of inclusiveness in the context of democratic deliberative assemblies and derives the implications of this argument in terms of the epistemically superior mode of selection of representatives.

About Finns participated in the law-reform process online by sharing their ideas, knowledge and perspectives about off-road traffic.

Democratic Reason

This paper argues that a new psychological theory—the argumentative theory of reasoning—provides theoretical support for the discursive, dialogical ideal of democratic deliberation. The paper further argues that under the conditions of a lancemore society, characterized among other things by sufficient cognitive diversity, these two mechanisms give democracy an epistemic edge over versions of the rule of the few. Five design principles for crowdsourced policymaking: