The Jury and Democracy: How Jury Deliberation Promotes Civic Engagement and Political Participation

By John Gastil; E. Pierre Deess et al. | Go to book overview
Figures
Figure 2.1The interconnection of state, civil society, and political society in democracy
Figure 2.2Civic and political attitudes and behaviors central to active democratic citizenship
Figure 2.3A model of how jury deliberation transforms jurors and leads them to take advantage of future opportunities for public discussion deliberation
Figure 3.1Three-step process for creating a dataset of jurors with complete voting histories
Figure 3.2Comparison of estimated effects from the Olympia Project and voter turnout efforts on the likelihood of voting in future elections
Figure 3.3Map of the United States showing the research sites where jury and voting data were collected
Figure 3.4Comparison of estimated effects from National Jury Sample and high school civic education on the likelihood of voting in future elections
Figure 4.1The relationship between desire to serve and outcomes at jury service
Figure 4.2Simplified path analysis of hypothesized predictors of postjury service voting in King County for pre-service infrequent voters
Figure 5.1How empanelled jurors felt treated by judges, court staff, and attorneys
Figure 5.2Average hours spent in deliberation room broken down by total days at courthouse

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents xi
  • Figures xiii
  • Tables xv
  • Photos xix
  • Chapter 1 - Freedom in Our Hands 3
  • Chapter 2 - Between State and Society 12
  • Chapter 3 - From Jury Box to Ballot Box 26
  • Chapter 4 - Answering the Summons 52
  • Chapter 5 - Citizen Judges 73
  • Chapter 6 - From Courthouse to Community 106
  • Chapter 7 - Civic Attitude Adjustment 129
  • Chapter 8 - Securing the Jury 154
  • Chapter 9 - Political Society and Deliberative Democracy 173
  • Further Reading 193
  • Methodological Appendix 195
  • Notes 215
  • References 241
  • About the Authors 259
  • Index 261
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