A new special issue of the Journal of Deliberative Democracy has recently been published. An eminent line up of scholars inlcuding Jurgen Habermas, Jane Mansbridge, Robert Goodin and others, consider the arguments of Christina Lafont's new book Democracy without Shortcuts: A Participatory Conception of Deliberative Democracy (2019) discussing topics such as minipublics, assemblies, blind deference, everyday publics and several others in the fields of public participation and deliberative democracy. Christina Lafont also responds. Contents follow.
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