Whitty and colleagues provides an interesting comparison between two approaches: discrete choice experiments and citizens juries
A brief overview of Gavin's Citizens Juries
work is provided, together with discussion of insights gained for improving methodology for future studies.
Consensus Conferences, Citizens Juries
, Focus Groups and other methods have been applied to map laypersons' values and priorities or to develop consensus on which solution to prioritise.
Wakeford, "Citizens Juries
: a Radical Alternative for Social Research," Social Research Update, Vol.
If I ever get the call from OLR I do hope it's to serve on the panel inquiring into the future of Citizens Juries
. A verdict of shamefully wasteful, totally pointless and utterly patronising springs to mind.
"Using democracy, like citizens juries
, public petitions, local referenda, community asset transfer and a compact between central and local government could also make the ideas of 'localism' and 'power to the people' more meaningful."
He added: "As we devolve power down to new neighbourhood structures, we should look at the potential for neighbourhood-based grant giving, for instance, through citizens juries
, community empowerment networks or community foundations."
Across the UK people are already taking the opportunity to give us their views on where National Lottery money should be spent in their local areas by taking part in surveys and citizens juries
and by joining the Good Causes' decision(making panels.
TWO international- style citizens juries
have been established in Wirral and Halton to let local people have a say ab out how improvements in the Mersey waterfront should be carried out.
Gastil recommends incorporating something like the Jefferson Center's citizens juries
into the electoral system as a channel for bringing an authentic public voice to legislators.