Citizens' Assemblies and Policy Reform in New Zealand

Hayward, Janine
May 2013
Policy Quarterly;May2013, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p70
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the use of citizens' assemblies for policy reform in New Zealand and the benefits and disadvantages involved. The author compares the citizens' assemblies held in other countries like Canada and the Netherlands for the purposes of electoral reform. She discusses the benefits assemblies such as empowering citizens to take an active part in government and its inherent limitations such as the possibility of failure to affect change due to lack of participants.


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