Citizen Deliberative Council

These diverse ordinary citizens convene for two to ten days to consider some public concern -- to learn about it (often by hearing and cross-examining diverse experts), to reflect on it together (usually with the help of a professional facilitator or moderator), and to craft a collective statement which they then announce to the public and/or relevant officials and agencies, often through a press conference. < D C Uses And Potency.html>

Chapter14 from The Tao Of Democracy by Tom Atlee -

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