Citizens' Assembly of Scotland: research report

Findings of a collaborative research project led by a team of Scottish Government Social Researchers and independent academics from the Universities of Edinburgh and Newcastle, on Scotland’s first national Citizens’ Assembly


1. This Assembly had no citizenship requirements. The term 'citizens' assembly' is not rooted in a narrow legalistic interpretation of citizenship but rather on a human rights notion that is global in aspiration and sees 'citizen' as a term that recognises people's rights, responsibilities and agency.

2. The research programme was established after the recruitment of members was complete and data relating to the recruitment and attendance of members throughout the Assembly is not part of the dataset. For further information about the recruitment.

3. Find the Data Briefings.

4. For further discussion of the concepts of convergent and divergent communication, see Escobar (2011, p. 40).



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