Claudia Chwalisz


About Claudia Chwalisz

Claudia Chwalisz is an author, activist, and entrepreneur working to build new institutions for the next democratic paradigm of citizen participation, representation, and deliberation. She is the Founder and CEO of DemocracyNext, an international non-profit, non-partisan research and action institute. Claudia Chwalisz was part of the small group of experts who designed the permanent Citizens’ Assembly in Paris, as well as the Ostbelgien Citizens’ Council, the world’s first permanent deliberative body made up of people drawn by civic lottery. Until June 2022, she led the OECD’s work on innovative citizen participation.


Another Democratic Future is Possible

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What is wrong with elections today, and why we should choose our political representatives by lottery instead.

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