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    When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation.James S. Fishkin - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    This book describes a new method of consulting the public that has been tried successfully around the world. The book combines the theory of democracy with actual practice. Fishkin lays out a theory of "deliberative democracy" and shows with practical examples, how it can be realized.
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    Deliberation Day.Bruce Ackerman & James S. Fishkin - 2002 - Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (2):129–152.
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    Democracy and Deliberation: New Directions for Democratic Reform.James S. Fishkin - 1993 - Ethics 104 (1):179-181.
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  4. Deliberation, Single-Peakedness, and the Possibility of Meaningful Democracy: Evidence From Deliberative Polls.Christian List, Robert C. Luskin, James S. Fishkin & Iain McLean - 2013 - 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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  5. Debating Deliberative Democracy.James S. Fishkin & Peter Laslett (eds.) - 2003 - Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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    Disaggregating Deliberation's Effects: An Experiment Within a Deliberative Poll.Cynthia Farrar, James S. Fishkin, Donald P. Green, Christian List, Robert C. Luskin & Elizabeth Levy Paluck - 2010 - British Journal of Political Science 40 (2):333-347.
    Using data from a randomized field experiment within a Deliberative Poll, this paper examines deliberation’s effects on both policy attitudes and the extent to which ordinal rankings of policy options approach single-peakedness (a help in avoiding cyclical majorities). The setting was New Haven, Connecticut, and its surrounding towns; the issues were airport expansion and revenue sharing – the former highly salient, the latter not at all. Half the participants deliberated revenue sharing, then the airport; the other half the reverse. This (...)
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    The Limits of Obligation.James S. Fishkin - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (2):300-303.
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    Deliberative Democracy and Constitutions: James S. Fishkin.James S. Fishkin - 2011 - 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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    Liberty Versus Equal Opportunity*: James S. Fishkin.James S. Fishkin - 1987 - Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (1):32-48.
    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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  10. Deliberative Democracy.James S. Fishkin - 2002 - In Robert L. Simon (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy. Blackwell.
  11. Justice, Equal Opportunity, and the Family.James S. Fishkin - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (235):133-135.
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    Justice, Equal Opportunity, and the Family.James S. Fishkin - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (4):618-620.
  13. The Dialogue of Justice: Toward a Self-Reflective Society.James S. Fishkin - 1996 - Yale University Press.
    People around the world are agitating for democracy and individual rights, but there is no consensus on a theory of liberal democracy that might guide them. What are the first principles of a just society? What political theory should shape public policy in such a society? In this book, James S. Fishkin offers a new basis for answering these questions by proposing the ideal of a "self-reflective society"—a political culture in which citizens are able to decide their own fate through (...)
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    Justice Between Age Groups and Generations.Peter Laslett & James S. Fishkin - 1993 - Ethics 104 (1):184-186.
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    Beyond Polling Alone: The Quest for an Informed Public.James S. Fishkin - 2006 - 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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    Introduction.James S. Fishkin & Peter Laslett - 1965 - Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (2):125–128.
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    Review: Patterns of Moral Complexity. [REVIEW]James S. Fishkin - 1989 - Political Theory 17 (1):153-156.
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    Beyond Subjective Morality.James S. Fishkin - 1986 - Noûs 20 (1):87-92.
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    Book ReviewBruce Ackerman,. We the People: Transformations. Vol. 2. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. Pp. 515. $29.95. [REVIEW]James Fishkin - 2001 - Ethics 111 (3):614-617.
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    The Limits of Obligation.James S. Fishkin - 1984 - Noûs 18 (2):374-378.
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    Bargaining, Justice, and Justification: Towards Reconstruction: JAMES S. FISHKIN.James S. Fishkin - 1988 - Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (2):46-64.
    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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  22. The Limits of Obligation.James S. Fishkin - 1984 - Ethics 94 (2):327-329.
     
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    Principles of Legislation: The Uses of Political Authority. Michael D. Bayles.James Fishkin - 1980 - Ethics 90 (4):618-618.
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    Tyranny and Legitimacy: A Critique of Political Theories.James S. Fishkin - 1979 - Philosophical Review 90 (2):321-324.
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    Defending Deliberation: A Comment on Ian Shapiro's The State of Democratic Theory.James Fishkin - 2005 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (1):71-78.
    This comment responds to Shapiro?s State of Democratic Theory. First, it argues that the map of democratic possibilities in the book, dividing forms of democracy into aggregative and deliberative, conflates and obscures important democratic alternatives. Second, I argue that one of the possibilities this map obscures, deliberation with aggregation, avoids the critique Shapiro directs at deliberative democracy. While some of his criticisms are appropriate to other categories, they do not apply to this one. Third, I argue that the empirical work (...)
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    Symposia Papers: Towards a New Social Contract.James S. Fishkin - 1990 - Noûs 24 (2):217-226.
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    Justice, Equal Opportunity, and the Family.James S. Fishkin - 1984 - Ethics 94 (4):713-718.
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    The Dialogue of Justice: Toward a Self-Reflective Society.James S. Fishkin - 1994 - Ethics 105 (1):186-188.
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    Beyond Subjective Morality: Ethical Reasoning and Political Philosophy.James S. Fishkin - 1984 - Ethics 96 (1):187-188.
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    Obligations Beyond Borders.James S. Fishkin - 1985 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 33:9-20.
  31. Justice, Equal Opportunity, and the Family.James Fishkin - 1984 - Law and Philosophy 3 (2):321-327.
     
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    Comment on Gibbard Utilitarianism Versus Human Rights.James Fishkin - 1984 - Social Philosophy and Policy 1 (2):103.
    Rather than respond to Gibbard, point by point, I will comment on what I take to be the general spirit of his argument. The old consensus on some form or another of utilitarianism, a consensus that dominated discussions in moral and political theory only a few years ago, has now largely evaporated before the heat of distributional objections founded on justice, the “separateness of persons,” and other concerns for the severe sacrifices that utilitarianism might require of some for the sake (...)
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    Philosophy, Politics, and Society.Peter Laslett & James Fishkin - 1980 - Ethics 91 (1):156-159.
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    Books in Review.James S. Fishkin - 1989 - Political Theory 17 (1):153-156.
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    Justice Between Generations.James S. Fishkin - 1982 - Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 4:24-33.
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    Justifying Liberty.James S. Fishkin - 1985 - Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 7:176-191.
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    Introduction: Population & Political Theory.James S. Fishkin & Robert E. Goodin - 2005 - Journal of Political Philosophy 13 (4):373–376.
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    Why Deliberative Polling? Reply to Gleason.James S. Fishkin - 2011 - 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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    Ian Shapiro, The Moral Foundations of Politics:The Moral Foundations of Politics.James S. Fishkin - 2007 - Ethics 117 (2):381-383.
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    Can There Be a Neutral Theory of Justice?James S. Fishkin - 1982 - Ethics 93 (2):348-356.
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    Book Review:Practical Ethics. Peter Singer. [REVIEW]James Fishkin - 1981 - Ethics 91 (4):665-.
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    The Convergence Argument for Welfare Rights: Some Divergences.James S. Fishkin - 1991 - Journal of Social Philosophy 22 (3):38-41.
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    Book ReviewsIan Shapiro,. The Moral Foundations of Politics.New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003. Pp. 304. $32.00 ; $19.00. [REVIEW]James S. Fishkin - 2007 - Ethics 117 (2):381-383.
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    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]James S. Fishkin & Dominique Reynie - 2001 - Hermes 31:207.
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    The Complexity of Simple Justice.James S. Fishkin - 1988 - Ethics 98 (3):464-471.
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    Donald R. C. Reed, Following Kohlberg: Liberalism and the Practice of Democratic Community:Following Kohlberg: Liberalism and the Practice of Democratic Community.James S. Fishkin - 2000 - Ethics 110 (4):868-870.
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    Book Review:Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action. Virginia Held. [REVIEW]James S. Fishkin - 1987 - Ethics 97 (2):473-.
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    Why Deliberative Polling? Reply To Gleason.James Fishkin - 2011 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 23 (3):393-403.
    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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    Tyranny and Legitimacy. A Critique of Political Theories.James S. Fishkin - 1979 - Ethics 91 (2):302-308.
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    Cutting Moral Principles Down to SizeMorality and ConflictBeyond Subjective Morality: Ethical Reasoning and Political Philosophy.Abraham Edel, Stuart Hampshire & James S. Fishkin - 1985 - Hastings Center Report 15 (2):46.
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