This is the final podcast on citizen engagement – 41 episodes taking us from the initial moments when each citizen lays out their terms, through exercises of better understanding, and through to an enhanced ability to listen and compromise. And then it all comes down to this: action. Participatory democracy is about the world we want, not the one we must accept because we can’t reach agreement. For this kind of engagement to work, politicians must act upon what citizens have agreed upon, and citizens must be willing to act out those decisions responsibly.
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