Deliberative Agenda Setting: Piloting Reform of Direct Democracy in California

@article{Fishkin2015DeliberativeAS,
  title={Deliberative Agenda Setting: Piloting Reform of Direct Democracy in California},
  author={James Fishkin and Thad Kousser and Robert C. Luskin and Alice Siu},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2015},
  volume={13},
  pages={1030 - 1042}
}
Can the people deliberate to set the agenda for direct democracy in large scale states? How might such an institution work? The 2011 California Deliberative Poll piloted a solution to this problem helping to produce proposals that went to the ballot and also to the legislature. The paper reports on how this pilot worked and what it suggests about a possible institution to solve the deliberative agenda setting problem. The legislative proposal passed the legislature but the ballot proposition… Expand
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