• Nicole Curato
  • Marit Hammond
  • John B. Min
Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)


The concluding chapter revisits the tensions between deliberative democracy and power. These tensions are not pathological aberrations, but constitutive of deliberative practice. Deliberative democracy is relevant precisely because it is entangled with rather than insulated from complex relationships of power in contemporary times. The challenge for deliberative democracy is to maintain its ethos of reflexivity, epistemic humility, and capacity to imagine better futures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole Curato
    • 1
  • Marit Hammond
    • 2
  • John B. Min
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global GovernanceUniversity of CanberraCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and EnvironmentKeele UniversityKeeleUK
  3. 3.Department of Social Sciences – Philosophy ProgramCollege of Southern NevadaNorth Las VegasUSA

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