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, Jane Suiter

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Bringing together ten leading researchers 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 takes stock of the characteristics that distinguish them from other forms of citizen participation. In doing so, the book offers valuable insights into the contributions that DMPs can make not only to the policy process, but also to the broader agenda of revitalising democracy in contemporary times.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherBristol University Press
Number of pages168
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5292-1411-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5292-1410-9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2021
MoE publication typeC1 Separate scientific books

Publication series

NameBristol Shorts Research


  • Deliberative democracy
  • Deliberation
  • Deliberative mini-public
  • citizens' panel


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