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A report published by We the Citizens - a collaboration between universities and citizens in Ireland - trials a more inclusive way of making policy and politics.
Deliberative democracy involves citizens coming together in grassroots forums to discuss, debate and deliberate on specific policy issues and frameworks.
A review of Deliberative Systems: Deliberative Democracy at the Large Scale, an edited volume on how deliberative democracy could be expanded.
Lyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation discusses deliberative democracy and solving wicked problems such as climate change.
Members of Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and Kilkenny County Council present an experimental model for citizen deliberation.
The City of Melbourne, members of its People's Panel, and others, discuss how they helped form a $5 billion financial plan.
Are plebiscites more democratic than elected representatives making decisions for us? Democracy Renewal's James Cahill, Lyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation and QUT's Peter Black discuss on RN Sunday Extra.
Tim Flannery and Catriona Wallace argue in The Monthly that online citizen forums to discuss and decide on policy is the answer to fixing democracy.
South Australia's Premier Jay Weatherill argues democracy isn't in crisis, but the public need to be more involved in solutions.
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