Deliberation Day Bruce A. Ackerman, James S. Fishkin

Publication date:
26 Aug 2005
288 pages: 234 x 156 x 19mm

Two leading political thinkers offer an audacious proposal to energise the electoral process - a new national holiday in America to be held each presidential election year, during which people engage in structured debates about issues and candidates.

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. James S. Fishkin is Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication and professor of political science at Stanford University, where he is also director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy. They have both published many books on the theory and practice of American democracy.

"This lively, fast-moving book is concerned with a serious subject - restoring the health of American democracy.... Fishkin and Ackerman are two of our liveliest and most inventive political and legal thinkers." Alan Ryan, New York Review of Books"