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Facilitating Public Deliberations

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...