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Sunstein (2000) has shown that a deliberative group of people with compatible mindsets is likely to become more extreme in its positions as a result of deliberation.
In a recent briefing at the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank, Hoh outlined recommendations with other members of the deliberative group who hailed from an array of political affiliations, some noting that they did not ultimately endorse the final document, which has 46 signatories.
If too many participants in a deliberative group speak to the record rather than to each other, innovative ideas do not get their due and the search for a consensus settles too quickly on the status quo or the easiest, though not the best, solutions.
Second, the deliberative group must reasonably represent the range of viewpoints pertinent to the issue at hand.
However, they focus strictly on small deliberative groups and not on democracy at large--as it should be done in order to render the theory systematic-.
How, then, can deliberative groups (where the members interact with each other) make decisions that are of high quality and that group members support?
Many deliberative groups use a unanimous vote, juries being the outstanding example.
That month, the 2010 Oregon Citizens' Initiative Review (CIR) convened two small deliberative groups of randomly selected Oregon registered voters to help the wider state electorate make more informed and reflective judgments on two specific ballot measures in the general election.
Boards today tend to be small, and rightly so: Deliberative groups much larger than a dozen members tend to become unwieldy.
I see these deliberative groups spread across the entire United States.