Devon Climate Emergency Carbon Plan -Expert Hearings Plymouth marine Laboratory November 2019


Resources on Citizens’ Assemblies and Deliberative Democracy 

Resources created by the team:

Journal articles:

  • Presentation to Devon Citizen’s Assembly Stakeholders workshop, Nov 2019.
  • Presentation to PCAN Conference (Place-Based Climate Action Network), Oct 2020 -see News
  • Webinar Slides – Citizens’ Assemblies & Juries, Online & Offline: Tips, Challenges & Best Practices for Public and Local Authoirties, Dec 2021 CA Local authority webinar slides 15 Dec 21 final 

External Resources:

 Involve: Involve have a number of blog posts and publications on the resources page of their website, many of which provide insights in to the Climate Assembly UK’s format and sessions.

Climate Assembly UK:

 Public Deliberation Reading List:

  • Dryzek, J.S., Bächtiger, A., Chambers, S., Cohen, J., Druckman, J.N., Felicetti, A. Warren, M.E. 2019.‘The crisis of democracy and the science of deliberation’.Science, 363(6432),1144-46.
  • Escobar, O. and Elstub, S.  Handbook of Democratic Innovation and Governance. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, M.A., USA: Edward Elgar.
  • Fishkin, J. (2020). Cristina Lafont’s Challenge to Deliberative Minipublics. Journal of Deliberative Democracy16(2), 56–62. DOI:
  • Geissel, B. and Newton, K. (eds), Evaluating Democratic Innovations. Curing the Democratic Malaise?, London and New York: Routledge.
  • Giraudet, L-G., Apouey, B., Arab, H., Baeckelandt, S. Begout P., et al. 2021. Deliberating on Climate Action: Insights from the French Citizens’ Convention for Climate. ffhal-03119539f
  • Garry, J., Pow, J., Coakley, J., Farrell, D., O’Leary, B., & Tilley, J. (Accepted/In press). ‘The Perception of the Legitimacy of Citizens’ Assemblies in Deeply Divided Places? Evidence of public and elite opinion from consociational Northern Ireland’. Government and Opposition: An International Journal of Comparative Politics.
  • Goodin, R.E. & Dryzek, J.S. 2006. ‘Deliberative Impacts: The Macro-Political Uptake of Mini-Publics’. Politics & Society, 34: 2, 219-244.
  • Hendriks, C. M. (2016). Coupling Citizens and Elites in Deliberative Systems: The Role of Institutional Design. European Journal of Political Research, 55: 43–60.
  • Lafont, C. 2017. Can Democracy be Deliberative & Participatory? The Democratic Case for Political Uses of Mini-Publics, Daedalus , 146:3, 85-105.
  • Smith, G. (2009) Democratic Innovations: Designing Institutions for Citizen Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Strandberg, K. and Grönlund, K. (2018) ‘Online deliberation’, In Andre Bächtiger, John S. Dryzek, Jane Mansbridge, and Mark Warren (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of deliberative Democracy.
  • Werner, H., & Marien, S. (2020). ‘Process vs. Outcome? How to Evaluate the Effects of Participatory Processes on Legitimacy Perceptions’. British Journal of Political Science, 1-8. doi:10.1017/S0007123420000459