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Gouverner une Assemblée citoyenne ? Le rôle du comité de gouvernance de la Convention citoyenne pour le climat

Abstract : "Who governs a citizens’ assembly?" The question of their governance aims at the conditions that would allow to perpetuate and institutionalize these democratic processes. This article shows that in France, even the approaches that see assemblies of citizens drawn by lot as a new form of democratic representation have answered this question according to the old patterns of public participation. These have led to thinking of the sovereignty of the French Citizens’ Convention for the Climate (CCC) in terms of an independent steering from the executive and not as the prerogative of a citizens’ parliament. International work on mini-publics, on the other hand, approaches the question in terms of the autonomy of citizens’ deliberation, which must be protected by rules of operation and encouraged by the animation. This results in very different arrangements, concentrating in France in a governance committee the various functions of strategic steering, scientific advice and organization, which are more often distributed between different bodies abroad. This article traces the genesis and certain aspects of the functioning of the CCC’s governance committee. Its guiding principle is to consider that the power issues revealed by the steering and organization of a citizens’ assembly affect the way we look at these exercises – public participation in decision-making or making of the law – which in turn conditions the way we approach their governance.
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Jean-Michel Fourniau. Gouverner une Assemblée citoyenne ? Le rôle du comité de gouvernance de la Convention citoyenne pour le climat. 2022. ⟨halshs-03511551v2⟩



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