Erhard Geissler is Professor of Genetics & Head of the Bioethical Research Group, Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch. John Ellis van Courtland Moon is Professor of History Emeritus, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg.
Deliberative Democracy is a timely book by an excellent group of scholars that examines an issue of major political importance: the merits of decision making by deliberation. Everyone interested in democratic theory and practice should read this far-ranging, thoughtful, and provocative collection. Amy Gutmann, Princeton University This thoughtful and engaging volume makes several significant contributions to our understanding of democratic deliberation. Deliberative Democracy's major insights involve the questions and challenges that it raises for our basic conceptions of deliberation and democratic decision-making. These essays place a number of important issues on the research agenda in this field. Jack Knight, Washington University in St. Louis