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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.
(This speaks to concerns about takeover by special interests.) Second, the deliberative group must reasonably represent the range of viewpoints pertinent to the issue at hand.
CHAT projects often enroll hundreds of participants in dozens of small deliberative groups (often geographically dispersed), while longer, more intense deliberations may be limited by location or the availability of people willing to serve long-term.
Just as in deliberative groups, fairness and awareness of others is particularly important in most games.
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.
However, some jurisdictions in North America and elsewhere have successfully created deliberative groups for municipal decision-making using these principles (Roberts 2004).
Boards today tend to be small, and rightly so: Deliberative groups much larger than a dozen members tend to become unwieldy.