Collaborative problem solving: The key to robust policies CENTRE FOR CITIZENSHIP AND PUBLIC POLICY UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY PROFESSOR LYN CARSON DALLAS ROGERS
Pericles on citizenship and democracy? “Our constitution does not copy the laws of neighbouring states; we are rather a pattern to others than imitators ourselves. Its administration favours the many instead of the few; this is why it is called a democracy”. A quote from Pericles’ Funeral Oration from the 5th Century BC recorded by Thucydides
Collaborative problem solving Deliberative democracy: • Involving a representative selection of citizens, interests and/or perspectives; • Guiding them through a facilitated and informed process of dialogue and deliberation; and • Allowing citizens to set agendas and make decisions.
World Wide Views on Global Warming World Wide Views on Climate change . • One day - 4000 citizens - 38 countries. • One of the first deliberative democracy process to be conducted on a global scale.