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Deliberative dialogue

Introduction

Deliberative dialogue programs bring together policy makers and other stakeholders with members of the public to deliberate on national policy issues.

Deliberative dialogue sessions provide policy makers with a deep understanding of people’s views and the values underlying them, allowing participants to discuss and develop their own views in the process. The two-way nature of the process means both policy maker and participants benefit, strengthening democracy and policy as a result.  

More information can be found in the Open Policy Making Toolkit and Sciencewise’s About Dialogue site and What is public dialogue? Paper.  

Deliberative dialogue characteristics