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  • Useful Links | We the Citizens
    http www citizensassembly gov on ca en CA docs Weekend 20Five The 20Cases 20of 20B C 20and 20The 20Netherlands pdf Other Examples and sources of information Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform British Columbia Canada 2004 The Center for Deliberative Democracy Stanford University Icelandic National Assembly UK Power Inquiry UK Power2010 campaign America Speaks Recent Posts Senator Mac Conghail Welcomes Constitutional Convention Tanaiste welcomes We the Citizens findings Citizens Assembly on

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  • News | We the Citizens
    findings of We the Citizens the independent initiative which this year tested the citizens assembly model of democratic engagement He was attending the launch of the final report of We the Citizens where he was presented with a copy by a group of citizens who had taken Continue Reading Citizens Assembly on the Agenda By sys admin on 24th October 2011 in Uncategorised For the first time since the election a Government Minister has said that a Citizens Assembly is very much on the government agenda Minister Phil Hogan was speaking at a political scientist event at the weekend However the Programme for Government only makes reference to a Constitutional Convention which would be made up of one Continue Reading Belgian Deliberative Democracy By sys admin on 6th October 2011 in Uncategorised On Novermber 11th 2011 a gathering of one thousand randomly selected citizens will take place in Belgium They will be given an opportunity to discuss in all freedom the future of their country Why Because democracy is so much more than citizens who vote and politicians who negotiate You can find out more about the Continue Reading We the Citizens at MacGill Summer School By sys admin on

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  • Contact | We the Citizens
    to Content Contact Name Email Message Solve 3 6 Send a copy of this email to yourself If you want to submit this form do not enter anything in this field Recent Posts Senator Mac Conghail Welcomes Constitutional Convention Tanaiste welcomes We the Citizens findings Citizens Assembly on the Agenda Belgian Deliberative Democracy We the Citizens at MacGill Summer School Constitutional Convention Tweets from https twitter com JaneSuit lists constitutional

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  • Senator Mac Conghail Welcomes Constitutional Convention | We the Citizens
    will have a profound impact on our future but that in turn I believe will increase political participation As you might know a Chathaoirligh I was involved in a non party political initiative last year called We the Citizens which proved conclusively that citizens assemblies can and will work in this country For us to change the political culture of our republic citizens need to be involved in greater and more imaginative ways in a participatory democracy Ireland has changed and citizens are looking for new ways to engage in the civic and democratic life of their communities and their country That was the message we heard as we travelled through Ireland in the summer of last year What we found was that a great deal of common sense is generated when people get together to work things out People came together at our events not because of vested interests or political persuasion but as individual citizens willing and ready to contribute to the future of our republic We the Citizens has shown that when you give people objective information and the opportunity to deliberate not only do they make informed decisions they also feel a greater connection to the democratic process It is now a matter of public record that Citizens Assemblies work and that the expertise published by We the Citizens is free and publicly available to members of this house and to Government In this regard I welcome both Minister Brendan Howlin s comments that he would look at this model of a citizens assembly in the context of a constitutional convention and Minister Phil Hogan s commitment to political reform My question to the leader is that I understand that draft proposals will be published over the coming week regarding a constitutional convention and that consultation

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  • Tanaiste welcomes We the Citizens’ findings | We the Citizens
    and enhance our representative democracy he said We the Citizens Academic Director Professor David Farrell of University College Dublin said that the findings of the initiative were conclusive As a result of their participation and being given detailed information citizens demonstrated a significant capacity to change their opinion and felt more positive about their influence on politics compared to those who had not taken part he said After the Citizens Assembly participants showed a greater interest in politics expressed more willingness to discuss and become more involved in politics felt more positive about the ability of ordinary people to influence politics demonstrated large shifts in opinion on the economic issues they had discussed such as tax spending and the sale of State assets revealed important shifts in opinion regarding the role of Dáil deputies became more aware of the complex trade offs to be made in the areas of political reform and fiscal policy Senator Mac Conghail added that if reform programmes were to be successful citizens must have an ownership in this political reform process A citizens assembly allows that to happen he said We the Citizens has shown that a Citizens Assembly strengthens our democracy by helping to restore trust in the democratic system of government We the Citizens was a pilot project to test whether a more participatory form of democracy could work in Ireland The model tested was a Citizens Assembly which is a form of deliberative democracy A representative group of citizens was randomly chosen by an independent polling company to attend the pilot Citizens Assembly on 25th and 26th June 2011 in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham Seven regional citizens events had been held in May and June 2011 to inform the agenda of the Citizens Assembly A series of independent surveys also informed by

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  • Citizens’ Assembly on the Agenda | We the Citizens
    up of one third lawyers one third politicians and one third citizens It ll be interesting to see where the Citizens Assembly would fit in Here s the full Irish Times article The Minister s comment have already sparked debate on http www politicalreform ie About sys admin View all posts by sys admin Subscribe Subscribe to our e mail newsletter to receive updates Related Posts Senator Mac Conghail Welcomes

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  • Belgian Deliberative Democracy | We the Citizens
    more than citizens who vote and politicians who negotiate You can find out more about the work of the G1000 group in Beligium here About sys admin View all posts by sys admin Subscribe Subscribe to our e mail newsletter to receive updates Related Posts Senator Mac Conghail Welcomes Constitutional Convention Tanaiste welcomes We the Citizens findings Citizens Assembly on the Agenda We the Citizens at MacGill Summer School We

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  • We the Citizens at MacGill Summer School | We the Citizens
    the We the Citizens team spoke at the MacGill Summer School today You can find a webcast of their presentations here The theme of the discussion was called Transforming our Politics Have we the Will and also on the panel were Prof Peter Mair Eamon Ryan Micheál Martin TD and it was chaired by Caroline Gill Caroline said that engaging Irish people in deliberate decision making would enhance our representative democracy She also said that initial evidence from the project is that engaging Irish people in this form of deliberate decision making would enhance our representative democracy Caroline Erskine told the MacGill Summer School said that bringing Irish people together giving them objective information and the opportunity to deliberate on certain issues would lead to informed decision making and a greater sense of connection to politics You can read an RTE news report of the event here About sys admin View all posts by sys admin Subscribe Subscribe to our e mail newsletter to receive updates Related Posts Senator Mac Conghail Welcomes Constitutional Convention Tanaiste welcomes We the Citizens findings Citizens Assembly on the Agenda Belgian Deliberative Democracy Belgian Deliberative Democracy Comments are closed Recent Posts Senator Mac Conghail Welcomes

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