Dramatizing Deliberation: A Method for Encouraging Young People to Think About Their Rights

Stephen Coleman, Krukae Pothong, Sarah Weston

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Abstract

Nine ‘youth juries’ were established across three major British cities – London, Leeds and Nottingham -, each comprising twelve 12-to-17 year-olds who were invited to act as ‘jurors’ with a view to ‘putting the Internet on trial’. This article outlines the method that was designed for conducting these juries, focusing upon two innovative features: the organisation of deliberative juries, based upon a four-step process for arriving at policy recommendations; and the use of dramatic scenarios, intended to make relatable to personal experience what might otherwise have been regarded as abstract policy principles.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Public Deliberation
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Juries
  • Rights
  • Vignettes
  • Drama
  • Youth
  • Deliberation

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