Affected interests and their institutions

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The scope, complexity, and interconnectedness of modern society should prompt us to develop dynamic understandings of democratic modes of inclusion and exclusion. In particular, democratic theory is becoming more attentive to the mismatch between those who make decisions and those who are affected by them as well as to the need to account for the voice of the latter. In this article I build on James Bohman's understanding of democracy as a rule by multiple dêmoi to develop a framework for studying and evaluating modes of democratic inclusion that are based on being affected. To develop this framework I turn to law and public administration and examine the democratic properties of different institutions and procedures that give a voice to those who are affected by a decision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-81
Number of pages16
JournalDemocratic Theory
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


  • Affected interests
  • Dêmoi
  • Inclusion
  • Institutions
  • Peoplemaking principles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy


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