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The process is typical of Commonwealth countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand or Australia, though most democratic countries have similar systems. In the United States, for example, this process is called "public notice and comment" (see Rulemaking). Some organisations such as the OECD also use such processes. In Canada, the word "consultation" has a special meaning among some First Nations Groups: "it is the duty of the Crown and third parties to consult with First Nations who have asserted, but not proved, aboriginal rights or title."
There is great variation of public consultations. In some countries there is a list of all consultations, or consultations are mentioned in normal news feed. Depending on the country there can be national or regional public consultations.
Ineffective consultations are considered to be cosmetic consultations that were done due to obligation or show and not true participatory decision making.
- Background Document on Public Consultation (from the OECD Code, 10-Mar-2006)
- Shannon, Moneo (March 2014). "Everyone Has An Opinion: The Art of Community Consultation". Douglas Magazine. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- Billy Garton and Sandra Carter, "First Nations Consultation: Higher, Wider, Deeper and Sooner", Bull, Housser & Tupper, 2002.
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