• La democrazia deliberativa negli Stati Uniti: teoria e prassi
  • Perez Zafrilla, Pedro Jesus <1981>


  • SPS/02 Storia delle dottrine politiche


  • This dissertation aims to analyse the development of the deliberative model of democracy in the U.S., both in an empirical and theoretical levels, from its origins in the eighties of the last century until now. In the first part we study the political and historical elements that build the crisis of the Liberal political system in the seventies in the U.S. and its effects on the political behaviour of citizens. In the second part we discuss the origins and development of the deliberative theory of democracy, its main authors, approaches and elements. The key aspect of this model of democracy is to reverse the apathy and strength the political participation of citizens through public deliberation. In the last part we expose the practical level of the deliberative democracy: how this theory of has been put into practice in the American political domain. We describe the main projects of deliberative democracy rose from civil society from the eighties until today. Finally, we expose the James Fishkin’s proposal of deliberative poll. This is the link between the empirical and theoretical levels of the deliberative model of democracy.


  • 2011-04-15
  • info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2026-12-31


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Perez Zafrilla, Pedro Jesus (2011) La democrazia deliberativa negli Stati Uniti: teoria e prassi, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Storia dell'Età contemporanea nei secoli XIX e XX "Federico Chabod" , 24 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/3433.