Instituts et centres de recherche indépendants sur les politiques publiques
Instituts et centres non universitaires
The Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that advocates the use of a democratic process known as the Citizens Jury. The aim of the Center has been to create and maintain a high quality method for engaging a microcosm of the public in the discussion of public policy issues. The Citizens Jury process brings together 18 to 24 randomly selected citizens for five days of hearings in which they hear from a variety of witnesses, deliberate among themselves and report their findings to decision makers and the public. The Center does not take stands on issues. Its commitment is to empower the public in a fair and neutral setting to discover what it believes are the best ways to deal with significant public issues. The Citizens Jury process is very similar to the Planungszelle, invented in Germany by Peter Dienel in the early 1970s. Together these models were introduced in Great Britain in the middle 1990s by the Institute for Public Policy Research in London. Since then the process has spread to Australia, Spain, India and elsewhere. The Center stands ready to help those interested in responsibly new Citizens Jury projects.
The vision of the CENTER for SCIENCE in PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is that communities around the world have access to technical research and expertise required ...
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