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Lizzie Adams Oct 28
Thanks to Iain Walker from for sharing key principles for decision-makers to consider for processes & emphasising need for time, trust in the process and posing a clear question for participants to discuss.
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Claudia Chwalisz Oct 28
“Politicians are often older, wealthy, and white. Could randomly selecting average citizens lead to better representation?” Great piece exploring benefits of , & rotation via ht
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MASS LBP Oct 21
Nice timing: The UN’s Democracy Fund has issued a report on “Democracy Beyond Elections” written by the foundation, and our Toronto Planning Review Panel is featured as one of just five case studies 🇨🇦
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Claudia Chwalisz Oct 21
The handbook on Beyond Elections has been published! Proud to have made a small contribution to what is a fantastic resource for politicians, civil servants, practitioners & NGOs:
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Delibera Brasil Oct 18
Fortaleza City is the newest member in the group of deliberative democratic experiences! Today we had the Sortition Event of 40 citizens for the 1st Citizen Council of Fortaleza that will deliberate about the solid waste challenge.
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Delibera Brasil Oct 18
Replying to @newdemocracyAUS
80 citizens could be present today, in the City Parliament, and were received by the Vice-Mayor and the President of the House, as well as other authorities.
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newDemocracy Oct 15
"A polarised electorate serves politicans not citizens." Citizens are prepared to learn about issues and discuss them with other citizens in an open-minded way
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newDemocracy Oct 14
This is one of many democratic innovations in the US and around the world. Deliberative mini-publics demonstrate that everyday people are interested and can work together to have a say in decisions which affect their lives.
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John Gastil Oct 10
Last week The Economist ran this short article on the latest, greatest case study in deliberative democracy. Keep an eye on Belgium, folks.
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newDemocracy Oct 7
Supporting through critical thinking. Great video with thanks to
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newDemocracy Oct 7
Interested to learn more about how to support ? Watch our video on unconscious biases with thanks to
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Cooper Smout Sep 18
Diversity is *literally* the point in a citizens council :) you should check it out, very cool, and research stacks up from what I've seen. are demanding one on
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IEA-USP Sep 19
Later today, at 2:00 pm (GMT - 03:00), Iain Walker, executive director at , will address the creation of innovative mechanisms for public engagement at the seminar "Democracies and Democratic Innovations."
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Philip Thalis Sep 20
At the Citizens’ Jury for in this morning, part of a initiative to aid participation in city making. Happy to stand with & talk with people who are contributing 6 Saturdays to help make a better Sydney
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Delibera Brasil Sep 19
Seminário sobre Inovações Democráticas no . Um ótimo debate sobre a metodologia de Júri Cidadão. Assista pelo link:. Iain Walker, , Bruno Fausto, e Prof. José Alvaro Moisés. link:
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newDemocracy Sep 10
Excited to be working with combining community input on its Sydney 2050 plan with a deliberative mini-public identifying priorities for action
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MASS LBP Aug 9
Happy that CBC News was on hand last night in Scarborough covering the public meeting of the Reference Panel on Climate Action. Here's their coverage 👇
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Matt Ryan Aug 11
Looking forward to being part of this discussion w/ & thanks to
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newDemocracy Aug 13
Deliberative democracy is just what politics needs via editorial
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