Disabled Lives in Deliberative Systems.

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  • Author(s): Afsahi, Afsoun
  • Source:
    Political Theory. Dec2020, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p751-776. 26p.
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      This essay argues that the systemic turn in deliberative democracy has opened up avenues to think about disabled citizenship within discursive processes. I highlight the systemic turn's recognition of the interdependence of individuals and institutions upon each other in a system as key to this project. This recognition has led to three transformations: (1) a more generous account of deliberative speech acts and behaviors; (2) recognition of the role of enclaves; and (3) incorporating the role of discursive representatives. These changes normalize the participation of cognitively disabled individuals and suggest institutional opportunities for more effective participation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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