“A citizens’ assembly is a body formed from the citizens of a modern state to deliberate on…issues of national importance. The membership of a citizens’ assembly…. is quasi-random [selection usually performed by a contractor]…. The purpose is to employ a cross-section of the public to study the options available …and to propose answers to these questions…. In many cases, the state will require these proposals to be accepted by the general public through a referendum before becoming law. The Citizens’ assembly aims to reinstall trust in the political process by taking direct ownership of decision-making.” (Courtesy © Wikipedia) Citizens’ Assemblies are used in Switzerland, Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, Canada, etc.