This case study was written by Sandy Heierbacher, Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD), in 2001 as part of an independent consultancy for the Center for Disease Control's National Immunization Program.
The Deliberative Poll that took place in Marousi, Greece in the summer of 2006, was a Deliberative Polling experiment used for the selection of a candidate for mayor by the PASOK political party. The process consisted of an initial phone survey of 1,275 Marousi citizens, a follow-up survey completed by 153 citizens, and a final survey occurring after a day of deliberations of 138 citizens.
The Mondragón Co-operative Corporation (MCC) is the world’s biggest industrial worker cooperative as well as a succesful and long-withstanding multinational corporation. It is an iconic model for the global co-operative movement, and operates under the ideals of participation and solidarity. In operation since 1956, Mondragón is based in the Basque country. It is indeed the Basque country’s leading business group, and the seventh largest in Spain.
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This case study features a German party's initiative to encourage citizen feedback and participation. Through the Internet, it allowed anyone from the public to discuss and contribute to the party's basic statement on digital society.
The reforms which have swept through public education during the last two decades have largely been initiated in state legislatures or the United States Congress. The greater part of all these reform efforts have focused on the professional side of public education.