Public participation

The active involvement of the public in decision-making about issues in the public sphere. It would often be more than just voting for representatives who will make decisions. In the context of constitution-making it is likely to involve a process of informing the public about the process, conducting civic education and consulting the public on their views related to key constitutional decisions (decisions could be about the structure of the process as well as the content of the constitution). (See part 2.2.)