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dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:31:16Z
dc.date.created2014-10-17T10:29:45Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationKarlsson Schaffer, Johan Friberg-Fernros, Henrik . The consensus paradox: does deliberative agreement impede rational discourse?. Political Studies. 2014, 62(S1), 99-116
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/47852
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores a tension in deliberative democratic theory. The tension consists in that deliberative opinion-formation ideally aims to reach consensus, while a consensus, once established, will likely impede the conditions for further rational public discourse. Hence, over time, deliberative democracy might risk undermining itself. While the tension is demonstrable in theory, we also suggest three cognitive and socio-psychological mechanisms by which consensus might hamper the rationality of public discourse: after an agreement, participants cease to develop new arguments, they tend to forget existing arguments, and their fear of deviating from the social norm promotes conformism. Existing research has largely neglected to study how consensus in decision-making affects future public deliberation. Our paper thus serves three purposes: To elaborate the consensus paradox in deliberative democratic theory, to open up a research agenda for examining the paradox empirically, and to assess the theoretical implications of the paradox. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9248.12103. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Scientific Publications
dc.titleThe consensus paradox: does deliberative agreement impede rational discourse?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorKarlsson Schaffer, Johan
dc.creator.authorFriberg-Fernros, Henrik
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dc.identifier.cristin1164649
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dc.identifier.jtitlePolitical Studies
dc.identifier.volume62
dc.identifier.issueS1
dc.identifier.startpage99
dc.identifier.endpage116
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9248.12103
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-51880
dc.subject.nviVDP::Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori: 240
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0032-3217
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/47852/2/Consensus%2BParadox%2BPS%2BAccepted%2BVersion.pdf
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