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SHORTCUT 3 - December 2020

Small country, big innovation: The Irish Citizens‘ Assembly

Ireland has set an example for democratic innovation. The Irish Citizens’ Assembly shows that democracy can be reinvigorated if citizens get a greater say. Particularly the innovative combination of representative, deliberative, and direct democracy made this new approach a lasting success.

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The Irish Citizens’ Assembly is a trailblazer for participatory democracy. No other country has combined representative, direct and deliberative forms of democracy so well.
SHORTCUT Irish Citizens‘ Assembly


Dominik Hierlemann
Tel. +49(5241)81-81 537
Dominik Hierlemann is a Senior Expert in the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s “Future of Democracy” program

Supported (in part) by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the OSIFE of the Open Society Foundations. Supported (in part) by a grant from King Baudouin Foundation.