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Citizens’ Juries 

A randomly selected jury of individuals that hears from a variety of expert witnesses and deliberates together on a given issue.

(Pal 2006, 274)


Following deliberation, the jury then reports recommendations to the public. This technique has been used in the United States and Europe to address issues such as national health care reform, budget priorities, environmental issues, and local school needs.


Pal. Leslie. 2006. Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, 3rd ed. Toronto: Nelson Education.



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