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Citizens’ assemblies

Citizens’ assemblies

Citizens’ assemblies

Dec 23, 2023

The government has selective hearing for the will of the people.

The government has selective hearing for the will of the people.

The government has selective hearing for the will of the people.

Rather than an undermining of democracy, citizens’ assemblies are a way to refine and improve upon existing forms of democratic decision-making: representative democracy improved with a layer of participatory and deliberative democracy. They are used around the world as a way to involve ordinary people in decision-making processes and to provide a popular democratic alternative to traditional political institutions.