Political Legitimacy

Special legitimacy concerns with regard to virtual mini-publics?

Real Life Cases

  • The Irish Citizens’ Assembly released evidence sessions as videos on YouTube after they were live streamed.
  • The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit publishes all the slides used by presenters.


  • Specific bias of online deliberation should be expected.
  • For purposes of demonstrating transparency, it could be prudent to livestream these events and/or to post video recordings on YouTube or other public forums.



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