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  1. Christian List, Robert C. Luskin, James S. Fishkin & Iain McLean (2013). Deliberation, Single-Peakedness, and the Possibility of Meaningful Democracy: Evidence From Deliberative Polls. Journal of Politics 75 (1):80–95.
    Majority cycling and related social choice paradoxes are often thought to threaten the meaningfulness of democracy. But deliberation can prevent majority cycles – not by inducing unanimity, which is unrealistic, but by bringing preferences closer to single-peakedness. We present the first empirical test of this hypothesis, using data from Deliberative Polls. Comparing preferences before and after deliberation, we find increases in proximity to single-peakedness. The increases are greater for lower versus higher salience issues and for individuals who seem to have (...)
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  2. James S. Fishkin (2011). Deliberative Democracy and Constitutions. Social Philosophy and Policy 28 (1):242-260.
    This paper examines the potential role of deliberative democracy in constitutional processes of higher law-making, either for the founding of constitutions or for constitutional change. It defines deliberative democracy as the combination of political equality and deliberation and situates this form of democracy in contrast to a range of alternatives. It then considers two contrasting processes—elite deliberation and plebiscitary mass democracy as approaches to higher law-making that employ deliberation without political equality or political equality without deliberation. It finally turns to (...)
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  3. James S. Fishkin (2011). Why Deliberative Polling? Reply to Gleason. Critical Review 23 (3):393-403.
    ABSTRACT Contrary to Laurel Gleason's assertions, Deliberative Polling among random samples is not a process that is dominated by ?experts? or by certain categories of deliberator; it produces genuine gains among the participants in knowledge of information that has been verified as true and relevant; it does not cause ideological polarization; and it is not intended as a substitute for, rather than a supplement to, deliberation on the part of the general public.
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  4. Cynthia Farrar, James S. Fishkin, Donald P. Green, Christian List, Robert C. Luskin & Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Disaggregating Deliberation's Effects: An Experiment Within a Deliberative Poll.
    Using data from a randomized field experiment within a Deliberative Poll, we examine deliberation’s effects on both policy attitudes and the extent to which ordinal rankings of policy options approach single-peakedness . The issues were airport expansion and revenue-sharing in New Haven, Connecticut and its surrounding towns. Half the participants deliberated revenue-sharing, then the airport, the other half the reverse. This split-half design enables us to distinguish the effects of the formal on-site deliberations from those of other aspects of the (...)
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  5. James S. Fishkin & Robert E. Goodin (eds.) (2010). Population and Political Theory. Wiley-Blackwell.
    Part of the highly regarded Philosophy, Politics and Society series, this text is an important resource for political philosophers who wish to know about population policy, population specialists interested in political theory, and public ...
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  6. James S. Fishkin (2007). Ian Shapiro, The Moral Foundations of Politics:The Moral Foundations of Politics. Ethics 117 (2):381-383.
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  7. James S. Fishkin (2006). Beyond Polling Alone: The Quest for an Informed Public. Critical Review 18 (1-3):157-165.
    Converse's seminal 1964 article explored three crucial limitations of public opinion as it is revealed in conventional polls: information levels, belief systems, and nonattitudes. These limitations are significant from the standpoint of democratic theory, but it is possible to design forms of public consultation and of social?science research that will reveal what public opinion might be like if these limitations were somehow overcome. Deliberative Polling is an effort to explore the contours of such a counterfactual public opinion?one that is more (...)
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  8. James S. Fishkin & Robert E. Goodin (2005). Introduction: Population & Political Theory. Journal of Political Philosophy 13 (4):373–376.
  9. Bruce Ackerman & James S. Fishkin (2002). Deliberation Day. Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (2):129–152.
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  10. James S. Fishkin (2002). Deliberative Democracy. In Robert L. Simon (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy. Blackwell.
     
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  11. James S. Fishkin & Peter Laslett (2002). Introduction. Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (2):125–128.
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  12. James S. Fishkin & Dominique Reynie (2001). Vers Une Démocratie Délibérative : L'expérimentation d'Un Idéal : Extrait de Citizen Competence and Democratic Institutions, Sous la Direction de Stephen L. Elkin Et de Karol Edward Soltan, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999, Chapitre XII, P. 279-290. [REVIEW] Hermes 31:207.
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  13. James S. Fishkin (2000). Donald R. C. Reed, Following Kohlberg: Liberalism and the Practice of Democratic Community:Following Kohlberg: Liberalism and the Practice of Democratic Community. Ethics 110 (4):868-870.
  14. Peter Laslett, James S. Fishkin & Heyd David (1993). Philosophy, Politics and Society, Sixth Series: Justice Between Age Groups and Generations. Environmental Values 2 (2):187-188.
     
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  15. James S. Fishkin (1991). The Convergence Argument for Welfare Rights: Some Divergences. Journal of Social Philosophy 22 (3):38-41.
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  16. James S. Fishkin (1990). Symposia Papers: Towards a New Social Contract. Noûs 24 (2):217-226.
  17. James S. Fishkin (1989). Review: Patterns of Moral Complexity. [REVIEW] Political Theory 17 (1):153-156.
  18. James S. Fishkin (1988). Bargaining, Justice, and Justification: Towards Reconstruction. Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (02):46-.
    Part I of this essay will be devoted to Gauthier's principle of minimax relative concession. Part II will focus, more generally, on the variety of possible strategies available to liberal theory. In Part I, I will argue that the principle of minimax relative concession does not define “essential justice” as Gauthier claims. In Part II, I will argue that the difficulties facing Gauthier's strategy are common to other strategies of die same general kind. I will close by suggesting what I (...)
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  19. James S. Fishkin (1988). The Complexity of Simple Justice. Ethics 98 (3):464-471.
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  20. James S. Fishkin (1987). Liberty Versus Equal Opportunity. Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (01):32-.
    Liberalism has often been viewed as a continuing dialogue about the relative priorities between liberty and equality. When the version of equality under discussion requires equalization of outcomes, it is easy to see how the two ideals might conflict. But when the version of equality requires only equalization of opportunities, the conflict has been treated as greatly muted since the principle of equality seems so meager in its implications. However, when one looks carefully at various versions of equal opportunity and (...)
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  21. James S. Fishkin (1987). Book Review:Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action. Virginia Held. [REVIEW] Ethics 97 (2):473-.
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  22. James S. Fishkin (1986). Beyond Subjective Morality. Noûs 20 (1):87-92.
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  23. James S. Fishkin (1985). Justifying Liberty. Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 7:176-191.
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  24. James S. Fishkin (1985). Obligations Beyond Borders. Tulane Studies in Philosophy 33:9-20.
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  25. James S. Fishkin (1984). Beyond Subjective Morality Ethical Reasoning and Political Philosophy. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  26. James S. Fishkin (1984). Justice, Equal Opportunity, and the Family. Philosophical Review 93 (4):618-620.
  27. James S. Fishkin (1984). The Limits of Obligation. Philosophical Review 93 (2):300-303.
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  28. James S. Fishkin (1983). Can There Be a Neutral Theory of Justice? Ethics 93 (2):348-356.
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  29. James S. Fishkin (1982). Justice Between Generations. Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 4:24-33.
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  30. James S. Fishkin (1981). Introduction to the Symposium. Ethics 91 (3):353-356.
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  31. James S. Fishkin (1981). Tyranny and Legitimacy: A Critique of Political Theories. Philosophical Review 90 (2):321-324.
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