Political scientist Kristof Jacobs cautious about potential of CAs

Submitted by webmaster on Tue, 20-09-2022 - 16:33

Kristof Jacobs (Belgium) is an Associate professor at the Department of Political Science at Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). His research focuses on contemporary challenges to the current election-based system, their consequences and the responses to them. On May 31st, 2021, he published an article on the problem of the short-term focus of elections. One of the three possible solutions discussed in the article, are Citizens' Assemblies. He sees some potential in them, but does not have high expectations.

On July 26th, 2022, he briefly summed up three political science blogs on Citizens' Assemblies, presenting earlier research  findings. Again, Jacobs sees some potention in CAs, but advises to have moderate expectations.