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Putting the people into politics : The Australian Citizens' Parliament

  title={Putting the people into politics : The Australian Citizens' Parliament},
  author={Janette Hartz-Karp and Lyn Carson},
The authors compare two initiatives designed to enhance public participation in Australia: the Australia 2020 Summit (conducted in April 2008) and the Australian Citizens’ Parliament (October 2008 — February 2009). The comparison centers on participatory inclusion and process design. Although both processes aim to prompt reassessment of the existing parliamentary political system and to generate ideas for improving it, different conceptions of participatory democracy underlie their designs. The… 

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