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practitioners and organisers of such ‘mini publics’ on how to best manage the contributions of experts. During a citizens’ jury, participants are supported to learn more about the topic at hand before they go on to deliberate the issue and agree collective recommendations. Citizens’ juries are one of several deliberative processes, which are a useful ‘tool’ in the toolbox of policy practitioners. Such processes have been used in a variety of ways to support decision
making processes. A key aspect of citizens’ juries is the provision of information to participants. Although this is done by a variety of means, the opportunity to hear from and question experts or ‘lay’ witnesses is usually a significant element. This raises a number of issues that organisers and advocates of citizens’ juries must reckon with, including issues around witness selection, the format of evidence provision, the evidence itself, and how the witnesses themselves are
supported. Ultimately, evidence must be put forward in a way that is informative to participants, and fair to the witnesses presenting the evidence. We reviewed ten deliberative processes, with an emphasis on citizens’ juries on topics
relating to energy and environment.
|Place of Publication||Glasgow|
|Publisher||University of Strathclyde|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Feb 2017|
- policy brief
- citizens' juries
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- 1 Finished
The role of expert witnesses in mini-publics: exploring perspectives on the experience and the evidence in deliberative engagement, and how this compares to other citizen forums
Roberts, J. & Lightbody, R.
1/11/15 → 1/10/17
Project: Knowledge Exchange
- 1 Oral presentation
Jen Roberts (Contributor) & Ruth Lightbody (Speaker)18 Apr 2017 → 20 Apr 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation