Published on May 26, 2015

Irish equal marriage: it’s deliberation “wot won it” | John R Parkinson

People & participation

By Sonia Bussu

Dr Sonia Bussu is a researcher at Involve. She is passionate about increasing citizen voice in public policy (so much so that she did a PhD on the topic) and over the past few years she has been involved in several research projects on citizen participation in policy-making.

In this short article John Parkinson explains why we have to thank deliberative democracy for equal marriage in Ireland. It all started with a citizens’ assembly after all: the Irish Constitutional Convention.

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