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What are Democs? (PLA Notes 48)

Perry Walker

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Democs (Deliberate Meetings of Citizens) were developed to make it easier for people to share and express views on important issues. In this article the use of a simple game to encourage conversation and contributions from all participants is described, with instructions on how, why and when to use the game.

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  • IIED code: G02070
  • Published: Oct 2003 - IIED
  • Area: UK
  • Theme: Participation
  • Source pub: Participatory Learning and Action 48
  • Language: English

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Participatory Learning and Action is the world’s leading informal journal on participatory approaches. Guest editors provide up-to-the minute accounts of participatory approaches in specific fields. Since 1987, PLA has provided a forum for participatory practitioners – community workers, activists and researchers – to share experiences, reflections and methodological innovations with others, providing a genuine ‘voice from the field’. To download individual articles for ‘PLA Notes 48: Learning and teaching participation’ see 'More information' link below.