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When citizens decide : lessons from citizen assemblies on electoral reform

Author: Patrick Fournier
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Three large-scale democratic experiments have taken place in which groups of randomly selected ordinary citizens were asked to independently design the next electoral system. The lessons drawn from the research are relevant for those interested in political participation, public opinion, deliberation, public policy, and democracy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Fournier
ISBN: 9780199567843 0199567840
OCLC Number: 758244598
Description: xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Tables ; List of Figures ; List of Abbreviations ; Acknowledgements ; 1. Power to the People? ; 2. Why Citizen Assemblies and How Did They Work? ; 3. Who Were the participants? ; 4. How Did the Decisions Come About? ; 5. Did the Citizen Assemblies Make the Right Decisions? ; 6. Did the Participants Decide by Themselves? ; 7. Did Participants Become Better Citizens? ; 8. Why Were the Assemblies' Reform Proposals Rejected? ; 9. Should we let Citizens Decide? ; Appendix 1: Description of Electoral Systems ; Appendix 2: Question Labels, Wordings, and Codings for Chapter 5 ; Appendix 3: Question Labels, Wordings, and Codings for Chapter 7 ; Appendix 4: Question Labels, Wordings, and Codings for Chapter 8 ; References
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