Category Archives: Opinion/Debate

There’s more to democracy than polling day: Citizen engagement between elections

Last November I was invited to give a keynote address to a Forum on Electoral Research organized by the Australian Electoral Commission. The principal theme of the two-day event was citizen engagement, with most of the papers focused on the … Continue reading

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The Irish constitutional convention – lessons from abroad

A few weeks ago I organised an event at the Royal Irish Academy that brought together the world’s leading experts on deliberation, some of whom had helped organise or had being members of constitutional conventions in their own countries. The … Continue reading

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