What would happen if a representative sample of European citizens were put in one room for a weekend and informed on an issue important to all of them? James Fishkin’s Deliberative Polling would do just this, seeing what the difference in opinion would be between an informed and uninformed public. Europeans from all 25 member states would be brought together to discuss issues that they would usually only talk about with citizens of their own countries.
is Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication, Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy, Professor of Communication, and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Fishkin has been a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, and a Guggenheim Fellow.