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Guns, An American Conversation ‘Guns, An American Conversation’ is a dialogue journalism experiment in which citizens from across the United States with opposing views on the issue of gun control came together to engage in civil civic dialogue in a moderated environment. Purpose and Problems This experiment was an attempt...
Problems and Purpose In this case study, the community programme ‘Your Community, Your Choice’ (established in 2013) uses the deliberative method of participatory budgeting (PB) to redistribute monetary funds seized from criminals in the local area. Since the 1980s, participatory budgeting has become an increasingly popular form of democratic innovation,...
The 2030 Agenda Ambassadors Program engaged 56 Peruvian civil society organizations and citizen groups in raising awareness and implementing and monitoring the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in their communities.
The 2016 budget consultations were the first to be conducted by the newly established Winnipeg Office of Public Engagement. The consultations consisted of a survey tool, a wikisurvey tool, and a picture-gathering campaign.
The Assembly met across two weekends to deliberate how Ireland should respond to the challenges and opportunities association with an ageing population. The Assembly agreed on 21 recommendations focusing on the state's duty to provide assistance in the form of long term care, independent living, income and pension provision, and...
The Assembly met across five weekends to deliberate the country’s 8th Constitutional Amendment which defends the right to life. The Assembly’s recommendations by majority vote were essentially to repeal or replace the amendment.

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Definition A Town Hall is a meeting where members of a community come to discuss relevant issues and concerns, with a public official, government representative or decision-maker of some sort [1] . Participants are able to ask questions of officials, and officials have the opportunity to learn about the community’s...
A Notice and Request for Public Comment is used to solicit public feedback on proposed laws or regulations. Public commenting periods are widely used in representative democracy as a way to increase transparency and citizens voice and agency in the legislative process.
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Definition An expert advisory panel is a group of appointed experts selected to provide advice on a specific issue, particularly issues requiring technical knowledge and expertise such as scientific issues [1] . The members of the panel should be independent from government or decision-makers, and their advice is provided as...
Omaar, a grassroots youth group created in Zakazik, Egypt as a result of the Social Contract Centre’s civic education programs, engaged over 500 children, youth, and community members in leadership, soft skills training and collective actions to reduce poverty in the community.
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