Deliberative Polling as the Gold Standard

Deliberative Polling as the Gold Standard Jane Mansbridge the deliberators with radical left or right alternatives that are not within the currently feasible political process. Including such options is not practical in a context in which the funding and frame for Deliberative Polls and their like are provided by governments, the mainstream media, or mainstream foundations. But including such alternatives may be a desirable long-run goal. At the moment Deliberative Polls do as good a job as any of their alternatives in the quality of the options and materials they provide. Third, the Deliberative Polls engage significant issues and often provide real links to policy-makers, so that participants can know that their voices will matter. In Papandreou's PASOK party primary in Athens, participants in the Deliberative Poll actually went into a polling booth and made the candidate selection decision after filling out the Deliberative Poll questionnaire. In the Texas Public Utilities Commission case, the relevant official decision-makers were embedded in a process that mandated strong consideration of the poll results. In Zeguo township in The Gold Standard China, the relevant party official committed informally beforeDeliberative Polls are the gold standard today in several hand to enacting the decisions arrived at by the Deliberative Poll http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

Deliberative Polling as the Gold Standard

The Good Society, Volume 19 (1) – Jul 22, 2010

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Jane Mansbridge the deliberators with radical left or right alternatives that are not within the currently feasible political process. Including such options is not practical in a context in which the funding and frame for Deliberative Polls and their like are provided by governments, the mainstream media, or mainstream foundations. But including such alternatives may be a desirable long-run goal. At the moment Deliberative Polls do as good a job as any of their alternatives in the quality of the options and materials they provide. Third, the Deliberative Polls engage significant issues and often provide real links to policy-makers, so that participants can know that their voices will matter. In Papandreou's PASOK party primary in Athens, participants in the Deliberative Poll actually went into a polling booth and made the candidate selection decision after filling out the Deliberative Poll questionnaire. In the Texas Public Utilities Commission case, the relevant official decision-makers were embedded in a process that mandated strong consideration of the poll results. In Zeguo township in The Gold Standard China, the relevant party official committed informally beforeDeliberative Polls are the gold standard today in several hand to enacting the decisions arrived at by the Deliberative Poll

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Published: Jul 22, 2010

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