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The Resource Listening for democracy : recognition, representation, reconciliation, Andrew Dobson

Listening for democracy : recognition, representation, reconciliation, Andrew Dobson

Label
Listening for democracy : recognition, representation, reconciliation
Title
Listening for democracy
Title remainder
recognition, representation, reconciliation
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Dobson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although much prized in daily conversation, good listening has been almost completely ignored in that form of political conversation we know as democracy. This book examines the reasons why so little attention has been paid to the listening aspect of democratic conversation, explores the role that listening might play in democracy, and outlines some institutional changes that could be made to make listening more central to democratic processes. The focus on listening amounts to a reorientation of democratic theory and practice, providing novel perspectives on enduring themes in democracy such as recognition, representation, power and legitimacy-as well as some new ones, such as silence. Eschewing the pessimism of the 'realist' turn in democratic theory, the book shows how attention to listening can breathe life into the democratic project and help us to realise some of its objectives. Drawing on practical examples and multidisciplinary sources, the book shows how listening should be at the heart or representative and deliberative democracy rather than peripheral to them. It develops a notion of dialogic democracy based on structured, 'apophatic', listening, and meets the challenge of showing how this could be incorporated in parliamentary democracies. What should we be listening out for? This book addresses the question of political noise and uses the idea of recognition to develop an account of politics that takes us beyond the Aristotelian speaking being towards a Deweyan notion of the 'event' around which publics coalesce
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dobson, Andrew
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.D6658 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Rhetoric
  • Politics and Government
  • Deliberative Demokratie
  • Politische Kommunikation
  • Zuhören
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Rhetoric
Label
Listening for democracy : recognition, representation, reconciliation, Andrew Dobson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852830088
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
vi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780199682447
Lccn
2013950747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852830088
Label
Listening for democracy : recognition, representation, reconciliation, Andrew Dobson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852830088
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
vi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780199682447
Lccn
2013950747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852830088

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