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Harvard

Ask What Randomness Can Do for You

Deliberative mini-publics convene a panel of randomly selected constituents to deeply engage with complex policy issues. This essay considers the process of selecting the members

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HAC Bard

Citizens’ Assemblies and Beyond

As the Middle East war rages and democracies reel from populist and illiberal movements, I spent Friday and Saturday at the Hannah Arendt Center’s Democracy Innovation

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Noema

Putting The Public Back In Public Policy

How citizens’ assemblies can restore democracies.  Citizens’ assemblies have a transformative potential to renew democracies and awaken the public’s sense of civic duty. Etienne Barou

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Democracy Creative

The Trouble With Elections

A new book from ‘recovering politician’ Terry Bouricius, on why everything we thought we knew about democracy is wrong. We are very fortunate to be

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