About this report
During four years of work, an
international network of researchers and practitioners has dramatically
strengthened our knowledge of how to involve ordinary citizens in deliberation,
decision-making, and problem-solving.
Members of this network, which is
coordinated by the Deliberative Democracy
Consortium, have compiled a number of key lessons from these
“democratic governance” efforts that have proliferated so dramatically in the
The resulting publication, Where is Democracy
Headed?, is the most comprehensive look at the topic to date.