Politicians should take citizens’ assemblies seriously

Written by unsigned 18 September 2021

“Citizens’ assemblies are often promoted as a way to reverse the decline in trust in democracy, which has been precipitous in most of the developed world over the past decade or so...politicians, a common complaint runs, have no understanding of, or interest in, the lives and concerns of ordinary people. Citizens’ assemblies can help remedy that” (Leaders, 2020).

Publisher: The Economist

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Categories: Tools of Democracy, Liberal Democracy