The right kind of participation? The effect of a deliberative mini-public on the perceived legitimacy of public decision-making

  title={The right kind of participation? The effect of a deliberative mini-public on the perceived legitimacy of public decision-making},
  author={Daan Jacobs and Wesley Kaufmann},
  journal={Public Management Review},
  pages={91 - 111}
ABSTRACT Deliberative mini-publics have been put forward as a form of citizen participation that is particularly well suited to improve the legitimacy of public decision-making. Using a survey experiment, we find that the perceived legitimacy of a process that includes a deliberative mini-public is higher than a process in which citizens are not able to participate at all, but no higher than a process that includes a participation method that relies on self-selection. Our findings imply that… Expand
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