Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/176756
Authors: 
Fleuß, Dannica
Helbig, Karoline
Schaal, Gary S.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] Politics and Governance [ISSN:] 2183-2463 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2018 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 11-21
Abstract: 
Although measuring democratic deliberation is necessary for a valid measurement of the performance of democracies, it poses serious theoretical and methodological challenges. The most serious problem in the context of research on democratic performance is the need for a theoretical and methodological approach for “upscaling” the measurement of deliberation from the micro and meso level to the macro level. The systemic approach offers a useful framework for this purpose. Building on this framework, this article offers a modular approach consisting of four parameters for conceptualization, measurement, and aggregation which can be adjusted to make the measurement of democratic deliberation compatible with the various general measurement approaches adopted by different scholars.
Subjects: 
deliberation
democracy
democratic performance
measurement of democracy
systemic approach
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Additional Information: 
This article is part of the issue “Why Choice Matters: Revisiting and Comparing Measures of Democracy”, edited by Heiko Giebler (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany), Saskia P. Ruth (German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany), and Dag Tanneberg (University of Potsdam, Germany).
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Document Type: 
Article

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