The Mini-Public on Regional Transportation Policies (Atelier citoyen transports et mobilités) was convened by the regional government of Rhône-Alpes. It took place from January to March 2007, and the 42 participants met over three weekends.
Problems and Purpose
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Sortition (on the basis of phone books) and quotas were applied for a two-stage selection. The polling institute, CESSA, first randomly selected 6,000 telephone numbers to call, in order to identify their sociodemographic profiles and assess their willingness to participate. A database of 250 people was established, among which 50 were randomly selected. 42 people participated.
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Participants wrote a synthesis of the results of the discussion, and presented their conclusions to representatives of the region on several occasions (including the plenary session of the regional council). However, the process had only limited policy impact.
Analysis and Lessons Learned
This entry is based on the POLITICIZE dataset. More information can be found at the following links:
- Paulis, Emilien; Pilet, Jean-Benoit; Panel, Sophie; Vittori, Davide; Close, Caroline, 2020, "POLITICIZE Dataset", https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/Z7X6GT, Harvard Dataverse, V1
- Pilet J-B, Paulis E, Panel S., Vitori D & Close C. 202X. The POLITICIZE Dataset: an inventory of Deliberative Mini-Publics (DMPs) in Europe. European Political Science.