Deliberative democracy is one of the most discussed contemporary political theories. Schroeder argues that its central claim can be understood as the claim that politics needs to become more like law. While specific recommendations to make specific decision processes more deliberative are fair, the attempt to efface the distinctively non-lawlike attributes of politics entirely cannot withstand scrutiny.
Christopher H. Schroeder,
Deliberative Democracy’s Attempt to Turn Politics into Law,
65 Law and Contemporary Problems
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