VOL. 3, NO. 4, PGS. 11–16


Change Through Democratic Deliberation
A conversation with Mark Warren

This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.

Mark Warren is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is an editor of The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy.

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What is deliberation? What is its goal in democratic systems?

Most broadly, deliberation is talk-based politics, where speakers seek to influence one another through argument and persuasion rather than through coercion, economic incentives, authority, or simply by gaining more votes. Decisions made through deliberative processes tend to be better than those made through other means in a number of ways. [...]

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