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Face-to-Face, Online, or Both?
Face-to-Face
General Type of Method
Deliberative and dialogic process
Collaborative approaches
Typical Purpose
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Links
World Wide Views - The World Wide Views Method
Challenges for global deliberative democracy processes: Insights from World Wide Views on Global Warming in Australia
UNCC The World Wide Views Citizen Consultations
Involve.org - World Wide Views method
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Stratified Random Sample
Number of Participants
Small groups
Large groups
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Express Opinions/Preferences Only
Facilitation
Yes
Decision Methods
Opinion Survey
Idea Generation
Scope of Implementation
Multinational
National
Level of Polarization This Method Can Handle
Moderate polarization

METHOD

World Wide Views

Face-to-Face, Online, or Both?
Face-to-Face
General Type of Method
Deliberative and dialogic process
Collaborative approaches
Typical Purpose
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Links
World Wide Views - The World Wide Views Method
Challenges for global deliberative democracy processes: Insights from World Wide Views on Global Warming in Australia
UNCC The World Wide Views Citizen Consultations
Involve.org - World Wide Views method
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Stratified Random Sample
Number of Participants
Small groups
Large groups
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Express Opinions/Preferences Only
Facilitation
Yes
Decision Methods
Opinion Survey
Idea Generation
Scope of Implementation
Multinational
National
Level of Polarization This Method Can Handle
Moderate polarization
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The World Wide Views methodology was created by an alliance of public and private entities convened by the Danish Board of Technology to conduct a global citizen consultation on global warming in 2009. The method has been used twice more since then.

Problems and Purpose

The World Wide Views methodology is used for large-scale, multi-site public consultations on a single topic. The method has been used on the international level but can be employed at the national or regional scale.[1]

Origins and Development

The World Wide Views methodology was developed by an alliance of public and private entities convened by the Danish Board of Technology to 1) develop a method for multi-site, simultaneous public consultation and opinion reporting, and 2) to use this method for a Citizen Participation Project on Global Warming.[2]

Participant Recruitment and Selection

Ideally, participants in a World Wide Views consultation will be selected through stratified, random sampling to reflect the demographic diversity of the host location. Each site should have approximately 100 participants broken down into groups of 5-8 for the debate/deliberation portion of the event.[1]

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

The World Wide Views process is based on the need for multiple, simultaneous public consultations on a given topic. Its use has been primarily at the international level; allowing numerous global partners to simultaneously measure and report the opinions of their citizens on an issue for collation and submission to international regulatory and policy making bodies such as the UN.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

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Analysis and Lessons Learned

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See Also

World Wide Views on Climate and Energy 

World Wide Views Citizen Participation Project on Global Warming 

World Wide Views Global Consultation on Biodiversity 

The Danish Board of Technology (organization)

The World Wide Views Alliance (organization)

References

[1] "The World Wide Views methodology," May 7, 2014, http://wwviews.org/the-world-wide-views-method/

[2] "WWViews Alliance," http://globalwarming.wwviews.org/node/11.html

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