Citizen Perceptions of the Efficacy of Deliberative Exercises

Alberta Climate Dialogue Research Brief by Shelley Boulianne and Mikael Hellstrom - October 2014

Resulting from the outcomes of the two surveys below, this research brief compares participants’ views about the validity of the deliberative process, whether the government should and will adopt the policy recommendations, and participant willingness to take part in future deliberative projects. 

  • The Citizens’ Panel on Edmonton’s Energy and Climate Challenges (2012), which brought together 56 diverse Edmontonians for six days of face to face deliberation.
  • Energy Efficiency Choices (2013), a larger, virtual deliberation in which Albertans from across the province could participate online or by telephone.