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dc.contributor.authorHill, L.en
dc.identifier.citationElection Law Journal, 2013; 12(4):454-467en
dc.description.abstractDeliberative democrats tend to be skeptical about elections as mechanisms for deliberation, and with good reason. But the reality is that elections will likely persist as the primary means by which we make decisions–indirectly–about how we are governed. By contrast, deliberative democracy will likely continue in a supplementary role because of its feasibility problem, something that many pragmatic deliberative democrats now accept. It therefore pays to reflect on what kinds of elections best serve deliberative ideals and sensibilities. Although some deliberative democrats have rejected the idea of compulsory voting, I argue that they should be more open to the idea due to the fact that compulsory voting elections are more inclusive and less subject to distortions of unequal political power than are voluntary ones. They are also better able to reflect the objective interests of voters and to protect the conditions necessary for deliberation to occur.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLisa Hillen
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishersen
dc.rights© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.en
dc.titleDeliberative democracy and compulsory votingen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionPolitics publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidHill, L. [0000-0002-9098-7800]en
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