Stakeholder Perceptions of Deliberative Democratic Processes.

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology, Sydney.

The newDemocracy Foundation conducted a Citizens’ Policy Jury on the issue of a safe and vibrant nightlife in Sydney during early 2014. The Jury is an example of a deliberative democracy approach that gives citizens a chance to participate directly in decision-making about policy issues. The Foundation engaged the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney to explore stakeholder perceptions of the Jury process through interviews with key stakeholders. This report outlines the findings of that research and makes recommendations for how the feedback of stakeholders might be used to inform design detail of future processes.

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