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Facilitating Public Deliberations

Jul 10, 2020

André Bãchtiger has been researching the way people deliberate for 20 years. In this episode, he shares some fascinating findings from formal spaces such as parliamentary environments in Switzerland, as well as a deep analysis undertaken of a Deliberative Poll in Europe. André uses the Discourse Quality Index to...


Jun 30, 2020

Kathy Jones has had decades of experience with community consultation and stakeholder engagement. She is currently a director of The newDemocracy Foundation (as is the interviewer).

This conversation covers the thrill of facilitation at the micro-level and its specialist nature, including the distinction between...


Jun 23, 2020

In this episode, Simon Burall, Senior Associate with Involve (UK), explores the institutional arrangements that might effectively bring the public into important decisions about science and technological innovation. This is less about how to facilitate a public deliberation and more about the creation of a...


Jun 18, 2020

Vivien Twyford has been at the forefront of public engagement in Australasia, and internationally, for decades. She established Twyfords in 1988.

In this conversation, the focus is on a particular tool, ORID. Vivien describes how she used this tool for a difficult conversation about bushfire recovery. Her approach has...


Jun 9, 2020

This episode ranges from the democratic potential of the online world to an examination of several particular cases.

Dr Dannica Fleuß and her fellow researchers looked at three different online spaces and evaluated them for the quality and forms of their communication. Do different online spaces in a deliberative...