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Embedding citizens’ assemblies – Carnegie Europe publishes working paper

January 10, 2023

Just in case you missed it before the festive break, Richard Youngs at Carnegie Europe has published a working paper, “Closing the gap between citizen participation and mainstream politics”, which is highly relevant to KNOCA’s work programme. The paper considers how citizens’ assemblies might be “embedded more firmly and effectively within democratic arenas”. Rather than focus on the design and process of assemblies, it explores “options for building citizens assemblies more fully into longer-standing channels of mainstream politics”. The paper “assesses what steps might be taken better to prevent politics from pushing sortition-based participation to the margins and what can be done to infuse politics more widely with the benefits of such participation”.

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