21 December, 2017

Discovering the People’s Will

sortition-front-cover-ndf.pngThe Sortition Foundation, in collaboration with newDemocracy, has submitted a report, Discovering the People’s Will: Citizens’ Assemblies as Trusted Proxies in Irish Referenda, to the Irish Citizens' Assembly proposing that every referendum in Ireland be preceded by a Citizens' Assembly. Yes, it is kind of self-referential (very postmodern, perhaps!) to try to convince a Citizens' Assembly to propose that Citizens' Assemblies are the way to go. They are meeting to deliberate on the topic in mid-January - let's see what they recommend.

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