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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Principles and Mechanisms, The paper suggests that on the question of religious rights the crowdsourced constitutional proposal indeed led to a marginally “better” smarter and more liberal constitutional document.

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Public Reason and Democracy. The participants shared about ideas, 4, comments and 19, votes in the crowdsourcing process. Home What is sortition? Deliberative democracy risks becoming collateral damage of the problems currently facing representative democracy.

Zerilli’s A Democratic Theory of Judgment more. This also requires teaching people how to disagree constructively.

In this paper I am thus interested in exploring the concepts of order and harmony versus spontaneity and revolt from within the Western tradition, with which I am most familiar, in an effort to start a dialogue between two apparently different—some would say incommensurate—philosophical worldviews. Critical Review, Volume 26, Numbers, pp. We found that the participants were mainly educated, full-time working professional males with a strong interest in off-road traffic.


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She is also co-editor with Jon Elster of Collective Wisdom: 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 individual needs, desires, and freedoms, which may sometimes conflict with each other.

The paper further argues that under the conditions of a liberal society, characterized among other things by sufficient cognitive diversity, these two mechanisms give democracy an epistemic edge over versions of the rule landemorre the few. DemocracyIcelandConstitution Makingand Participatory constitution-making.

Deliberation, cognitive diversity, and democratic inclusiveness: An Epistemic Argument for Descriptive Representation more. On minimal deliberation, partisan activism, and teaching people how to disagree H Landemore Critical Review 25 2, Truth and democracy more.

Political Epistemology in an Age of Alternative Facts: Journal of Political Philosophy. First, a minimal conception of deliberation would have to revolve around the principle of a reasoned exchange of arguments, as opposed to mere exposure to dissenting views.

Fabienne Peter – – Politics, Philosophy and Economics 6 3: 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 Are Larger Groups Really Smarter?


The paper considers various normative criteria by which to assess the quality of a constitution prior to its implementation and uses some of them to evaluate the Icelandic proposal in their light.

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This rough line of argument has proven so formidable, in fact, that many democratic theorists have tried to evade it by explicitly denying that politics has anything to do with wisdom.

This article examines the demographic characteristics, motivations, and expectations of participants in a crowdsourced off-road traffic law reform in Finland. Our modern, Western faith in experts and bureaucracies is rooted in the notion that political competence is the purview of the select few. Some implications of democratci argumentative theory of reasoning for deliberative democracy. Articles Cited by Co-authors.

Notify me of new posts via email. I finally chart three avenues for further research.