When it comes to conflict over risk management priorities in food production, a number of observers, including myself, have called for some sort of public deliberation as a means of resolving the moral disagreements underlying such conflicts. This paper asks how, precisely, such deliberation might be facilitated. It is shown that representative democracy and the liberal regulation that most Western democracies adhere to place important constraints on public deliberation. The challenge is to find forums for public deliberation that can operate within these constraints while still making a constructive contribution.
|Publication Title||Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics|
|Author Address||Danish Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Rolighedhedsvej 25, DK-1958, Frederiksberg C., Denmark. email@example.com|
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