In this episode, we speak to Dr. Simon Pek about a new idea for co-op governance: deliberative mini-publics. These versatile groups can be a great way for co-operatives to engage and gather information from their memberships in deliberate and effective ways.

For more, check out Dr. Pek’s published papers:

Drawing Out Democracy: The role of sortition in preventing and overcoming organizational degeneration in worker-owned firms

Reconceptualizing and Improving Member Participation in Large Cooperatives: Insights from Deliberative Democracy and Deliberative Mini-Publics