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Deliberative Mini-Publics: Core Design Features

Nicole Curato, David Farrell, Brigitte Geißel, Kimmo Grönlund, Patricia Mockler, Jean-Benoit Pilet, Alan Renwick, Jonathan Rose, Maija Setälä, and Jane Suiter


Deliberative mini-publics (DMPs) are gaining popularity as a way to engage ordinary citizens in policymaking. From climate assemblies to online citizen panels on Covid19, these initiatives raise questions about effective approaches to democratic reform as well as the future of democracy itself. Bringing together ten leading scholars in the field of deliberative democracy, this important book examines the features of a Deliberative Mini-Public (DMP) and considers how DMPs link into democratic systems. It examines the core design features of DMPs and their role in the broader policy process and ... More

Keywords: Citizen engagement, Deliberative democracy, Deliberative mini-publics, Democracy, Governance, Public participation, Public sphere

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529214109
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529214109.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Curato, author
University of Canberra

David Farrell, author
University College Dublin

Brigitte Geißel, author
Goethe University Frankfurt