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Breaking the Constitutional Deadlock: Lessons from Deliberative Experiments in Constitutional Change

Levy, Ron


This work provides comparative insights into how deliberation on proposed constitutional amendments might be more effectively pursued. It reports on a new nationwide survey of public attitudes to constitutional reform, examining the potential in Australia of innovative Canadian models of reform led by Citizens' Assemblies. Assembly members are selected at random and are demographically representative of the wider public. They deliberate over reforms for several months while receiving...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Melbourne University Law Review


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