James S. Fishkin, Robert C. Luskin, Ian O'Flynn and David Russell Political Studies PDF
Overall, South Koreans showed overwhelming support for unification. Before deliberation, 71.6% of South Koreans thought unification were “necessary”1. This already high number increased to an astounding 91.2% post-deliberation. PDF
On Saturday August 11, 2011, a stratified random sample of 193 residents of Seoul and its surrounding metropolitan area gathered together in a large assembly hall of a regional training facility in the outskirts of Seoul. They were gathered to discuss various aspects of the Korean unification issue – the conditions, timing, and consequences of reunifying the two Koreas – and were prepared to tackle the issue for the rest of the weekend.
A national Deliberative Poll®1 of Bulgaria on policies toward the Roma produced many strong and statistically significant changes in the direction of an integrationist perspective. PDF
The social and economic situation of the Roma is one of the most serious problems caused by the transition in Bulgaria. This issue increasingly affects the whole society. The Roma live in extreme poverty, they are isolated in ghettos, they lack adequate education, and they have few opportunities to find a job. Generations of Roma live only on welfare.
Deliberation changed the sample’s perceptions of both communities. The percentage believing Protestants “open to reason” increased from 36% to 52%, and the percentage believing Catholics “open to reason” increased from 40% to 56%. PDF
For the first time ever, a scientific random sample of parents in Northern Ireland deliberated about a serious public policy issue-their children’s educational future. The occasion was a Deliberative Poll, held in Omagh on 27 January 2007. The random sample brought together Protestants and Catholics of all shades of opinion, who then deliberated in small-group discussions and plenary sessions with panels of experts representing different policy perspectives. This was the first Deliberative Poll in a deeply divided society.
Education in Northern Ireland is changing. Some of the changes result from new arrangements for post-primary education, and some of the pressure for change arises because the total number of young people is falling and there are an increasing number of empty desks in schools. PDF