SDI - Citizens' Assemblies
All Hands On - When Citizens Assemble
Citizens' Assemblies are on the rise - more and more countries are experimenting with these assemblies, where randomly chosen citizens deliberate on political priorities and make policy recommendations.
In the right context, Citizens' Assemblies can be a good way to get topics onto the political agenda, but they can also be deeply undemocratic, especially when they are used without a legitimising follow-up, e.g. via a referendum.
Watch our video on how you should run a Citizens' Assembly and then read Dr. Fuller's article outlining why not every assembly is the democratic revolution it purports to be.
Article on Citizens' Assemblies