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Category: International Perspectives

Other Countries Can Teach Us How to Strengthen American Democracy

Lessons Learned from Abroad About How Government Can Engage the Public Include “Going Local” and Combining Hands Off and Hands On Approaches This piece was originally published on The Fulcrum. A common complaint we hear from American public officials is that the public doesn’t show up to their events, or that it feels like only …

Social Movements Demanding Minipublics: A New Phenomenon?

Citizens’ assemblies are one example of a minipublic, which typically brings people together to deliberate and facilitate progress on issues ranging from large to small and from local or national to international, as is the case with climate change. 

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