The Value of Truth and Citizens’ Panels - from Philosophical Roots to Practical Consequences of the Governance Concept

  • Urszula Kinga Zawadzka-Pak University of Białystok, Faculty of Law
Keywords: governance, truth, citizens’ panel, Gdańsk, ethics


In recent years, instruments of governance, including citizens’ panels (citizens’ assemblies) have gained interest all over the world, including Poland. The danger of its application stems from the fact that they assume the desire to allocate more and more political power to partners at the expense of legitimate authorities. Hence, the purpose of this article is to examine the axiological foundations of the instruments of governance, focusing on the value of truth. In the conclusion of the research, it was stated that the implementation of the citizens’ panels in Gdańsk leads to violations of the value of truth, one of the pillars of Latin civilization.


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