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Facilitating Public Deliberations

Mar 11, 2020

Two seasoned players in the deliberative field: one from a research foundation, the other from a consulting firm. Iain Walker (newDemocracy Foundation) and Nicole Hunter (Mosaic Lab) bring a wealth of experience to a discussion about public deliberations.

They explore: identifying the policy challenge,...


Feb 26, 2020

British Columbia led the way with a citizens’ assembly in 2004, a deliberative method which has been deeply influential among deliberative democrats. In 2006 a similar process, the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform was undertaken in Ontario.

Peter MacLeod was part of the secretariat that oversaw the Students'...


Feb 18, 2020

Janette Hartz-Karp has decades of experience as an academic and as an award-winning deliberative practitioner. She has an enormous amount to teach others.

She is one of the most experienced facilitators of public deliberations in the world, having designed and conducted many, many trials of mini-publics. Many of these...


Feb 11, 2020

Mark Warren is a political scientist based in North America whose original interest in democracy theory broadened to encompass deliberative democracy when he studied the British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly in 2004.

Mark’s analysis of that case study and all that followed has been extremely influential in the...


Jan 28, 2020

This is part two of a conversation with John Gastil during which the history and practice of deliberative democracy is explored.

What interests John and Carson is the way in which theory and practice intersect. They reflect on their own academic journeys and also note the many scholars and practitioners who have defined...