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  • 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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    An interactive and reflective process incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methods to provide a robust method of studying individuals' subjectivity. A Q study involves participants sorting a set of statements or pictures to make a map of their own opinion. Factor analysis enables the clustering of shared viewpoints, discourses or...
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    Definition Q&A sessions are often held at the outset of a deliberative event to inform participants on the issue(s) under deliberation. The Q&A is often preceeded by 'testimonies' or informational lectures by a panel of experts in their field. The term 'expert' is used to denote those who organizers (or,...
  • Definition Neighbourhood councils have been a part of Québec city’s democratic life for 20 years. The first experiences were implemented by the Ville de Québec in 1993, in order to get the citizens more closely involved in municipal politics. The concept was extended to the whole city territory in 1997...
  • An variation of the Proxy/Liquid democracy models that avoids issues of definition of categories and the pitfalls of multiple degrees of proxy. The essence of the system is breaking the vote into sections which can be distributed to candidates in varying proportions according to the wishes of the voter and...
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