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The RSA is calling for:

  • At least 3 national citizens’ assemblies each year on key issues of contemporary concern
  • The development of a ‘what works centre’ for deliberative democracy

To achieve these goals, we will need to build a strong coalition which pushes deliberative democracy up the public policy agenda in the UK.

The RSA has teamed up with Involve - the UK's leading public participation charity – to start this work and together we are building a broad-based campaign for deliberative democracy in the UK.

Workshop Notes

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Please sign up if you agree with the following statements and would like to stay involved and receive updates about the project:

  • Democracy is in peril and at risk of further erosion by the forces of elitism and populism.
  • Robust forms of deliberative democracy present a dynamic opportunity for change which can strengthen representative democracy.
  • I will actively encourage politicians and national and local governments to commission deliberative decision-making as a way of enhancing their work.



Project Team

Ed Cox

Ed Cox

Director of Public Services and Communities


Riley Thorold

Riley Thorold

Assistant Researcher, Public Services and Communities