Methods

  • Definition Citizen Conferences allow for citizens to deliberate and provide policy recommendations for a government entity. The government entity can then use these recommendations to better meet the needs of its citizens. Citizen Conferences are comparable to Citizens' Juries and to Consensus Conferences . Participants The participants in citizen conferences...
  • Method: Deebase

    Deebase is a content management system CMS aimed at supporting communities in fostering the exchange of ideas among their members, turning chaotic interactions into full-fledged debates.
  • Devised independently, but now nesting within Coleman’s political philosophy, this method offers elected representatives and aspirant activists a minimal set of activities which informally fuse aspects of direct and representative democracy, offer constituents a more authentic political conversation, and need not await wider political reforms.
  • The Enquiry-by-Design method is used in urban renewal projects and involves a consensus building approach among a diverse array of participants. Citizens are involved from the very beginning of the project till the final stages and are assisted by a technical team, stakeholders and government officials.
  • Permanent political-institutional bodies linked to the administrative structure of the Brazilian State and related to a public policy area. Composed of representatives of government, civil society and, in some cases, members of the private sector the nature, objectives and parameters their functioning are determined by the establishing laws.
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