Jonathan Rose

Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University

Discussing Citizens’ Assemblies in Chicago

Posted January 19th, 2015

I am looking forward to meeting with the Joyce Foundation in Chicago on January 21-22 to discuss the feasibility of citizens’ assemblies on issues such as  the election of governor, (s)election of judges and re-districting.

Several American states, like Ohio, have commissions devoted to modernizing the state constitution.  Citizens’ assemblies, followed by a referendum, may be an ideal vehicle for ensuring the legitimacy of these proposals.

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