Deliberative Democracy

ACT can lead the way with a permanent citizens' panel

Review supports ACT Citizens’ Juries, but with changes

Against epistocracy: Reconsidering the demographic objection

Why should we prefer democracy to an epistocracy of competent persons? In his response to this question, David Estlund appeals to the ‘demographic objection’. He argues that ‘The educated portion of the populace may disproportionately have epistemically damaging features that countervail the admitted epistemic benefits of education’. The force of the argument lies in its attempt to undermine the epistocratic argument on its own terms. Epistocracy privileges the epistemic quality of decisions in the design of political institutions.

The Law of Deliberative Democracy

Belligerency, satire and whistle-blowing: topics our Summer Research scholars are investigating

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