The first DP in Africa was conducted in July 2014 in Bududa and Butaleja districts of Uganda. The topic was how to deal with the environmental disasters and population pressures that challenge life in these vulnerable communities. The ResilientAfrica Network is conducting the first Deliberative Polls in Africa.
A poll was held at Hokkaido University on the subject of on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) - "Mad Cow Disease".
James S. Fishkin, Baogang He, Robert C. Luskin and Alice Siu British Journal of Political Science PDF
The dataset was given to us by the Zeguo Township Government. PDF
The Deliberative Polling® project in Zeguo township, Wenling City, allowed a scientific sample of ordinary citizens of China to deliberate about which infrastructure projects would be funded in the coming year.
James S. Fishkin, Baogang He and Alice Siu PDF
The Deliberative Poll in Zeguo Township, Wenling City, China, is the first to our knowledge that was conducted by the government itself and then actually implemented as a way of making public policy. We believe it is the first case in modern times of fully representative and deliberative participatory budgeting. It harks back to a form of democracy quite different from modern western style party competition – Ancient Athens.
In June/July 1998, SCPR and Professor James Fishkin of the University of Texas in Austin collaborated with Channel Four Television and the King’s Fund to undertake a Deliberative Poll to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the NHS. PDF