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Deliberating in the Real WorldProblems of Legitimacy in Deliberative Democracy$
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John Parkinson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199291113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/019929111X.001.0001

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Deliberation as drama: publicity and accountability

Deliberation as drama: publicity and accountability

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(p.99) 5 Deliberation as drama: publicity and accountability
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Deliberating in the Real World
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John Parkinson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019929111X.003.0005

This chapter discusses the second broad solution to the legitimacy problems: sharing arguments through the media. It sets out the structural features of the news media and shows how they filter out certain kinds of arguments and issues, using the example of a deliberative poll. It argues that successful argument sharing (or publicity) depends on the salience of the issue, but in such cases, small-scale deliberative processes can provide a useful focal point for coverage of all the arguments. ‘Manufacturing’ salience can lead to distortion of the issue and arguments.

Keywords:   deliberative democracy, news media, publicity, salience, micro deliberation, deliberative poll, citizens’ jury, Belfast

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