James S. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University, where he is Professor of Communication and (by courtesy) Professor of Political Science. He is also Director of Stanford's Center for Deliberative Democracy. He is the author of Democracy andDeliberation (Yale, 1991), When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation (OUP, 2009) and other books. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California.
Part I: Introduction 1. Party Competition and Its Limits 2. Deliberation and Reform Part II: Can the People Rule? 1. Four Criteria for Popular Control 2. Four Forms of Democracy 3. Popular Control in Competitive Democracies 4. Is There Democracy for 'Realists'? 5. Manipulation 6. Elite Deliberation and Popular Control: Madison's Filter 7. Participatory Democracy and Democratic Control: From Town Meetings to Referenda 8. Reflections on the Athenian Case Part III: Making Deliberation Practical 1. Designing Deliberative Democracy 2. Deliberative Agenda Setting: California In One Room, James S. Fishkin, Thad Kousser, Robert C. Luskin, and Alice Siu 3. Mongolia: Deliberative Participatory Budgeting 4. Applying Deliberative Democracy in Africa: Uganda's First Deliberative Polls, James S. Fishkin, Roy William Mayega, Lynn Atuyambe, Nathan Tumuhamye, Julius Ssentongo, Alice Siu and William Bazeyo 5. Deliberating European Wide, James S Fishkin, Robert C. Luskin and Alice Siu Part IV: Re-imagining Democratic Possibilities 1. Designs for Deliberation: Where and How? 2. It Works in Practice, But Does It Work in Theory? 3. From Thought Experiments to Real Experiments: Reflections on Rawls and Habermas 4. Deliberative Democracy and Candidate Selection 5. Texas: Connecting Public Deliberation to Policy Elites 6. Connecting Deliberative Designs to Participatory Democracy 7. Deliberating Before Ballot Propositions: Reflecting on the 'Australian Republic' 8. Japan: Deliberation for Hard Choices 9. Deliberation Day 10. Connecting Deliberative Democracy to Constitutional Change 11. Speculating on New Institutions 12. Mongolia Deliberates for Constitutional Change 13. 'Deliberative Authoritarianism'? 14. 'Deliberative Systems' and Popular Control 15. Toward Collective Self-Rule Appendix