Illustration for a book "Citizens' Assemblies: Guide to Democracy That Works" by Marcin Gerwin.
A citizens’ assembly is a new form of democracy which allows to make decisions at a city, national or international level. A citizens’ assembly is a randomly selected group of residents according to the demographic criteria such as gender and age. It constitutes a city or a country in miniature. A role of a citizens’ assembly is an in-depth analysis of a given issue, a deliberation over different solutions, hearing of the pros and cons, and then, making informed decisions. Marcin Gerwin’s guide is a step-by-step presentation of how to organize a citizens’ assembly, with the primary focus on the city level.
Democracy that works
Book by Marcin Gerwin Illustrations by Nvard Yerkanian
Citizens' Assembly members
Members drawing a city plan.
Citizens' Assembly's advertisement in the bus stop
Members having a dinner together.
Members thinking about hunting on mooses.
Members doing a petition the street.
Member of Citizens' Assembly doing a presentations.
Members counting votes.
Members celebration successful voting against hunting mooses.