Eight ways to institutionalise deliberative democracy
This guide for public officials and policy makers outlines eight models for institutionalising
representative public deliberation to improve collective decision making and strengthen
Deliberative bodies like citizens’ assemblies create the democratic spaces for broadly
representative groups of people to learn together, grapple with complexity, listen
to one another, and find common ground on solutions.
Increasingly, public authorities are reinforcing democracy by making use of deliberative
processes in a structural way, beyond one-off initiatives that are often dependent
on political will. The guide provides examples of how to create structures that allow
representative public deliberation to become an integral part of how certain types
of public decisions are taken.
Available from December 14, 2021
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