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2009 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

September 3-6, 2009
Theme Panel: 34-7
Citizens' Assemblies and Deliberative Democracy

Representation and Electoral Systems
34-7   Theme Panel: Citizens' Assemblies and Deliberative Democracy

Date: Saturday, Sep 5, 8:00 AM  
Chair: R. Kenneth Carty
University of British Columbia

Author(s):
Constituent Assemblies: Anti-Democratic in Nature
Kelby Carter
University of Western Ontario

If Men Were Angels....: Should the Checks and Balances System Include Electoral Reform Juries?
J.H. Snider
iSolon.org

Should We Let Citizens Decide? Lessons from Citizen Assemblies
Patrick Fournier
Université de Montréal
  R. Kenneth Carty
  University of British Columbia
  Jonathan Rose
  Queen`s University

Citizen Assemblies and the Global Recession
Hilary Pearse
Victoria University of Wellington

Discussant(s): Dennis F. Thompson
Harvard University
Andre Bächtiger
University of Bern

2008 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

August 30, 2008
Creating Better Citizens? Effects of Citizens' Assembly on Student Political Attitudes and Behavior,” part of Panel  37-19/5-19, The Nature and Consequences of Deliberative Democracy

Harvard University Canada Program

May 8-10, 2008
Conference on Comparing the Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States: Defining, Measuring, and Fixing, Cambridge, Massachusetts

J.H. Snider's concluding remarks: Crackpot or Genius? Canada Steps onto the World Stage as a Democratic Innovator

Conference of the University of British Columbia’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions

May 1-2 2008
When Citizens Decide: The Challenges of Large Scale Public Engagement. 

2007 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

September 1, 2007
Panel 34-3
The Quality of Decision-making in Citizen Deliberative Assemblies: The Three Cases of Electoral Reform

34-3   The Quality of Decision-making in Citizen Deliberative Assemblies: The Three Cases of Electoral Reform
Date: Saturday, Sep 1, 8:00 AM
Chair: Shawn W. Rosenberg
University of California, Irvine

Author(s):
The Impact of Values on the Choice of an Electoral System in Citizen Assemblies
André Blais
Université de Montréal

The Impact of Values on the Choice of an Electoral System in Citizen Assemblies
Henk van der Kolk
University of Twente

Citizens' Criteria for Choosing an Electoral System: Evidence from the Reform Assemblies in British Columbia, the Netherlands, and Ontario
R. Kenneth Carty
University of British Columbia
  Jonathan Rose
  Queen's University

Comparing Citizens and Experts: Reasoning about Electoral Systems
Patrick Fournier
Université de Montréal


Discussant(s): Robert C. Luskin
University of Texas, Austin
Co-Discussant(s): David M. Farrell
University of Manchester

September 1, 2007
Panel 2-24
Power and Mini Publics: lessons from theory and practice

2-24   Power and Mini Publics: lessons from theory and practice.
Date: Saturday, Sep 1, 4:15 PM
Chair: Amit Ron
Univerity of Toronto

Author(s):
Participatory Eden: The Deliberative Power of Lay Knowledge
Mark B. Brown
California State University, Sacramento

Social Power in the BC Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform
Amy Lang
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Remaking Politics to Globalize Indian Metros
Solomon J. Benjamin
University of Toronto


Discussant(s): Mark E. Warren
University of British Columbia
Co-Discussant(s): Simone Chambers
University of Toronto

2007 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association 

May 31, 2007
Panel J5(b)

J5(b): Citizenship and Political Engagement in Ontario

A/v: computer and powerpoint data projector

Chair/Président: Royce Koop (UBC)

Papers/Communications:

Jonathan Rose (Queen's), Mark Lyons (Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform) and Michael Mackenzie (Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform), "Teaching, Touring, and Talking: The Story of the Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform"

Patrick Tomlinson (York), "The Ontario Students Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform"

J.P. Lewis (Carleton), "Why Civics? Adopting Policy Causal Stories for Citizenship Education in Ontario"

Discussant/Commentateur: Hugh Mellon (UWO)