To what extent can existing arenas of policy debate become more effective through deliberative and inclusive interventions?
This project will examine how debates and decision making occurs in diverse venues of public debate such as advisory committees, stakeholder roundtables and citizen appointed committees. It will examine their deliberative capacity, inclusiveness and consider possible collaborative interventions.
Expected project outcomes include:
- improved performance of different sites of public debate
- insights into the inner-workings of committees, boards, etc. which are often neglected by D&D
- opportunities to influence legislation/policy on the design of future forms of public inquiry
- unique study of policy arenas including legislated citizen committees (S86 committees in Victoria)