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Creating And Analysing A Citizens' Parliament: Exploring The Public's Deliberative Capacity

Investigator(s):

John Dryzek, Lyn Carson, Simon Niemeyer, Janette Hartz-Karp, Ian Marsh, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, Luisa Batalha, Nicole Curato

Creating And Analysing A Citizens' Parliament: Exploring The Public's Deliberative Capacity

Funded through Linkage Project (LP0882714) ($291,575), the Project Team includes:


  • John Dryzek, Chief Investigator

  • Lyn Carson, Chief Investigator

  • Simon Niemeyer, Chief Investigator

  • Janette Hartz-Karp, Chief Investigator

  • Ian Marsh, Chief Investigator

  • Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, Partner Investigator

  • Luisa Batalha, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Nicole Curato, Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Project Webpage


http://www.citizensparliament.org.au/


Project Description


The pioneering Australian Citizens’ Parliament was held in February 2009 in Old Parliament House, Canberra. The participants were 150 ordinary Australians, selected by stratified random sampling, one from each federal electoral district. They deliberated the question ‘How can Australia’s political system be strengthened to serve us better?’ The project generated a mountain of quantitative and qualitative data which is now being analysed.

You can find out more by viewing the informational video of the process.