Report on “Hybrid Deliberation”

November 30, 2022

Commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the report first provides a brief review of various forms of dialogue-based participation, e.g., Citizen Assembly, Citizen Lottery, Citizen Jury, Deliberative Polling, and Participatory Budgeting. Challenges associated with these long-lasting practices are identified and hybrid deliberation is proposed as a concept to address the challenges. The report then analyzes six leading examples of digital or hybrid formats of citizen dialogues. Through the comparison of the cases, the report concludes about the hurdles/risks, success factors/opportunities, and best practices for a complementary use of digital and analogue participation formats. Hybrid deliberation is proposed to be the future direction for dialogue-based participation that involves masses and generates high-quality outcomes.

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