Koko: Politics Needs Citizen Juries for Integrity

Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics
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Politics is too important to be left to politicians – time for citizens’s juries

By Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society

Left Foot Forward, BC, 5 August 2011

A farmer, a school teacher, a politician just who would you trust to set the rules of politics?

That’s the question being posed this week with the launch of the In the Public Interest campaign. The call for a publicly funded ‘Citizens Jury’ to apply a “public interest first test” is a refreshing answer to the problem of entrenched elites and the failure of self-regulation. It’s a welcome reminder that we simply can’t leave banking to the bankers, journalism to the journalists or indeed politics to the politicians.

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Reference: Electoral Reform–1 Page 9 Points 2.2

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