Deliberation process, what is it? 

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defines Representative deliberative processes or ‘deliberative processes’ as an ‘innovative method of fostering participation in government.’ Based on their extensive research, the OECD have amassed a wealth of evidence from which they have extracted good practice principles for public decision-making.

Read the first empirical, comparative study to consider the workings of representative deliberative processes for public decision making and discuss the case for their institutionalisation. Through the case-studies the report details why deliberative democracy is needed to tackle questions that are difficult to handle in the current global political atmosphere: