The authors have organized the sixteen chapters that make up the main body of their text in five parts devoted to the two congresses, a congress of ambassadors, congress as a deliberative assembly, policy making and change in the two congresses, and the authors conclusions.
A commonwealth that defines every local board and committee, no matter how small, as a public body, ought long ago to have included in that definition the most important deliberative assembly of all -- the General Court itself.
While a true global citizens deliberative assembly has not yet been held (that is, one drawing directly on citizens rather than through NGOs, such as was the case in Rio in 1992), there is no theoretical or practical reason why it could not happen; and it is possible that in the years preceding 2015, global deliberation by unelected citizens will have occurred on other issues.
b) the privileged areas must be so closely and directly connected with the proceedings of parliament that intervention by the courts would be inconsistent with parliament's sovereignty as a legislative and deliberative assembly (para 44).
The greatest deliberative assembly of the Nation with traditions like the no-cloture rule that allows unhampered debate with unanimous consent will be diminished by practices that bypass discussion and emphasize self dealing and horse trading.