What type of organization is the Boule?
The Boule is similar in various ways to several existing forms of organization that can serve as a reference point, but non describe it precisely: • It fulfills a similar function to initiatives signature petitions used in many states. This is granted as a right of the People in the State, and is not normally given a formal organizational status. However, the Boule goes beyond signature petitions by accepting Citizens’ feedback on proposed initiatives, ranking them, ensuring their quality, avoiding special interests’ control, and ensuring that the Voters are not overwhelmed. • It is also similar to other Citizens Assemblies on other issues, except that their powers are generally defined by government and they generally serve to advise government on specific issues. • In the U.K., it might be referred to as quasi non-governmental organization. The rough equivalent in the U.S. might be an Independent Agency of the United States governmente.g., the FCC, EPA, Federal Reserve and NASA. Howe