Comparing the Citizens Assembly and the "Wisdom Council Process" ...
The Citizens Assembly is, like the Citizen Jury or Deliberative Poll, aimed toward "Deliberative Democracy". The Wisdom Council Process seems very similar and is often lumped into the field of "Deliberative Democracy", but actually it involves a creative thinking process "opposite" to deliberation. ... So these are not similar methods so much as they are distinct and complementary. In the example below we have chosen to look at the issue of "climate change" from these two different perspectives: the Citizens Assembly ("Deliberative Democracy:) and the Wisdom Council Process ("Wise Democracy").
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2) A video comparison of the Wisdom Council Process vs. the Citizens Assembly. The "Citizens Council" is referred to in the video. It's a form of the Wisdom Council Process adapted for government use, to educate and involve citizens in establishing wise policy.
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