Stephen Coleman is Professor of Political Communication in the School of Media & Communication, University of Leeds
Kruakae Pothong is a Research Associate at UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy.
Sarah Weston is a PhD student in the School of Media & Communication, University of Leeds and directed the dramatic scenarios used in the youth juries
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.
Coleman, Stephen; Pothong, Kruakae; and Weston, Sarah
"Dramatizing Deliberation: A Method for Encouraging Young People to Think About Their Rights,"
Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: https://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol14/iss1/art2