Would a CIR have led to a different Brexit result?

Posted by on June 29, 2016 in CIR in the news, Democratic innovation | 0 comments

That’s the question I ponder in a new essay published in Zócalo Public Square, an online magazine that circulates ideas around the globe.

The gist of my argument is that had there been a CIR-style Review held in Britain in advance of the vote, and had the Review’s one-page analysis been widely circulated, it probably would have reduced the misconceptions about the EU and the benefits of leaving it. It’s impossible to know what the Review would have concluded, but the large number of British voters already regretting their vote to Leave (one poll estimates 7%) suggests it could have made a difference.

Read the full essay at Zócalo Public Square.


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