Have heard about the idea of Citizen's Assemblies and I like the idea. 'Will be signing up and look forward to the journey
The New Democracy Foundation does a lot of work in this area.
Luca Belgiorno-Nettis (the founder of nDF) and Kyle Redman have recently published a book you may enjoy "The A, B & C of Democracy (Cats in the sack)". The book is an easy read and gives a lot of background and detail on citizens assemblies.