Academic Publications on Citizens Assemblies
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Academic Publications

Books

Fournier, Patrick, van der Kolk, Henk, Blais, Andre, Cary, R. Kenneth, and Rose, Jonathan, When Citizens Decide: Lessons from Citizens' Assemblies on Electoral Reform, New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.

Warren, Mark E. (University of British Columbia) and Hilary Pearse, editors, Designing Deliberative Democracy: The British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.   For the table of contents, click here

Articles and Chapters

Blais, André (Université de Montréal), and Van der Kolk, Henk (University of Twente), "The Impact of Values on the Choice of an Electoral System in Citizen Assemblies," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1, 2007, Chicago.

Blais, André (Université de Montréal), Fournier, Patrick (Université de Montréal), "Citizens' Choice of an Electoral System: The Decision of the BC Citizens' Assembly," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1, 2005, Washington, DC.

Carty, R. Kenneth (University of British Columbia), and Rose, Jonathan  (Queen's University), "Citizens' Criteria for Choosing an Electoral System: Evidence from the Reform Assemblies in British Columbia, the Netherlands, and Ontario," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1, 2007, Chicago.

Fournier,Patrick (Université de Montréal), "Comparing Citizens and Experts: Reasoning about Electoral Systems," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1, 2007, Chicago.

Fournier, Patrick (Université de Montréal), "The nature and origins of attitude change in a citizen deliberative assembly," Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2006, Philadelphia.

Gerken, Heather K. (Yale Law School), "The Double-Edged Sword of Independence: Inoculating Electoral Reform Commissions Against Everyday Politics," Election Law Journal, Vol. 6(2), 2007, pp. 184-201.

Lang, Amy (University of Wisconsin, Madison), "Social Power in the BC Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1, 2007, Chicago.

Rainey, Jr., Glenn (Eastern Kentucky University), and Rainey, Jane (Eastern Kentucky University), "Unique and Common Factors Influencing a Citizen-Driven Electoral Reform Proposal: Electoral Systems and Governance Choices in the British Columbian Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, January 5, 2006, Atlanta.
 
Rainey, Jr., Glenn (Eastern Kentucky University), and Rainey, Jane (Eastern Kentucky University), "Innovation in Civic Engagement: The British Columbia Citizens' Assembly" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, January 5, 2006, Atlanta.

Rose, Jonathan  (Queen's College), Lyons, Mark (Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform), and Mackenzie, Michael (Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform), "Teaching, Touring, and Talking: The Story of the Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform," Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Saskatoon, May 31, 2007.

Rose, Jonathan (Queen's College), "The Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform", Canadian Parliamentary Review, 30:3, Autumn 2007.

Snider, J.H. (iSolon.org), If Men Were Angels....: Should the Checks & Balances System Include Electoral Reform Juries? working paper presented at the Representation and Electoral Systems Division's theme panel, Citizens' Assemblies and Deliberative Democracy, at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada, September 5, 2009.

Snider, J.H. (iSolon.org), The Case for Redistricting Juries: Lessons from  British Columbia’s Revolutionary Experiment in Democratic Reform, Paper presented at the Hudson Institute/iSolon.org conference, Reforming American Redistricting: Lessons from British Columbia, Washington, DC, May 4, 2009.

Tomlinson, Patrick  (York College), "The Ontario Students Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform," Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Saskatoon, May 31, 2007

Snider, J.H. (iSolon.org), "From Dahl to O'Leary: 36 Years of the 'Yale School of Democratic Reform," Journal of Public Deliberation, Vol. 3(1), 2007.

Snider, J.H. (iSolon.org), "Solving a Classic Dilemma of Democratic Politics: Who Will Guard the Guardians?" National Civic Review, Winter 2005.  Accompanying National Civic Review press release.

Snider, J.H. (iSolon.org), Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: How Local Broadcasters Exert Political Power, New York: iUniverse, 2005, chapter 16.

Van der Kolk, Henk (University of Twente), and Thomassen, J.J.A, "The Dutch Electoral System On Trial," in Acta Politica, Vol. 41(2), 2006, pp. 117-132.