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Group Name: Decision-Making
Description: One of the four main "streams of practice" identified by NCDD, the Decision-Making stream is focused on influencing decisions and policy, and improving public knowledge. Examples of decision-making methods are National Issues Forums, Citizens Juries, Deliberative Polling, 21st Century Town Meeting, Citizen Choicework, and Consensus Conference.
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MLeighninger – 10:54 PM on Sep. 25, 2007 reply | message
Welcome, everyone!

I was trying to think of a topic or question that would get us going, but then I saw Jason Diceman’s post about the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly process, which he calls the "most democratic process in history."

While I’m hoping (especially since I’m an Ontario resident) that this process succeeds, I’m not sure I buy Jason’s argument, which falls squarely into the domain of our group. (We should probably invite Jason to join us.)

So what do you think? It seems to me that the debate about the Citizens’ Assembly plays up the tension in our field between ‘critical mass’ projects, which aim for large numbers of participants, and ‘representative sample’ projects, which try to create a microcosm of the larger community/province/country.

Where do you stand?

SMantz – 4:12 PM on Sep. 24, 2007 reply | message
Hi. Are there other functionalities available? For instance, can we email the entire group by some means? Thanks.