The French Citizens’ Convention on Climate in its ecosystem: Climate democracy and social movements

By Maxime Gaborit

The French Citizens’ Convention on Climate was the site of multiple exchanges between activists and citizens chosen by lot. By describing the organizational characteristics that made these interactions possible, our goal is to show that activists expressed a wide array of political positions about the Citizens’ Convention. These diverse relationships are a key point in understanding the process in its ecosystem. They reveal a renewed relationship between activism and deliberative processes, in which contestation is based on deliberation, and deliberation reinscribed in conflicts.

  • activism
  • deliberation
  • climate
  • social movements
  • random draw
  • French Citizens’ Convention on Climate
  • France
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