Better by design? Subsequent Citizens Councils

Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell and Elizabeth Barnett

in Citizens at the centre

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9781861348029
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301851 | DOI:
Better by design? Subsequent Citizens Councils

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This chapter evaluates the impact of changing design on the Citizens Council of the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). It explores the concrete case of the NICE Citizens Council to discover more about the micro-level conditions that impede and facilitate deliberative performances. The chapter describes the main alterations in the meeting format made by NICE and the facilitators, and identifies the changes that seemed to work. It also shows how a finer-grained analysis of practice can deepen understanding of the practices that go to make up deliberation and challenge aspects of the model of ideal deliberation.

Keywords: Citizens Council; NICE; deliberative performances; meeting format; deliberation

Chapter.  10502 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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