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.
Opinions before and after deliberation on all policy issues. PDF
Over the weekend of March 24-25 a scientific sample of the residents of the Torino region engaged in a unique experiment in public consultation about two difficult issues—the right to vote for immigrants and the proposed TAV high speed train for connecting Turino and Lyon.
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.