Deliberation Day, Journal of Political Philosophy , vol. 10, pp. 129-52 (2002) (with James Fishkin); reprinted in James Fishkin and Peter Laslett, Debating Deliberative Democracy pp. 7-30 (2003)
Deliberation Day-a new national holiday. It will be held one week before major national elections. Registered voters will be called together in neighborhood meeting places, in small groups of 15, and larger groups of 500, to discuss the central issues raised by the campaign. Each deliberator will be paid $150 for the day's work of citizenship, on condition that he or she shows up at the polls the next week. All other work, except the most essential, will be prohibited by law.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Ackerman, Bruce, "Deliberation Day" (2002). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 162.