The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy conference was in Barcelona where PB was explored, how it can be used and what its limitations are.
Direct Democracy and Ballot Initiatives articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Peruvians vote a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to a scourge top authorities that behind bars.
Report includes insights gleaned from almost 100 interviews, 54 essays and 26 ‘democracy dialogues’ from across the world to discuss the state of democracy.
Voters overwhelmingly made their city the first in the US to adopt approval voting, an alternative voting method in which voters can vote for as many candidates as they approve of.
Voters participating in U.S midterm will be choosing more than candidates, they’ll also be weighing in on 155 statewide measures across 37 states.
US States split on allowing citizen ballot initiatives which in every two years place eye catching measures on ballots posing questions to voters.
The colorful amendments presented to citizens in this year’s midterm elections in Alabama are again showing why they have come to influence how Alabamians are known across the country.
Practical Democracy is a bottom-up process that lets every member of the community participate to the full extent of each individual’s desire and ability. The process corrects the flaws in the present system.
Fair and tamper-free elections are perhaps the primary way a political system can be “inclusive”, and this can be enhanced using a blockchain system. Yet, it is precisely why blockchain voting might encounter resistance.
To create a bottom-up arrangement that lets every member of the community influence political decisions to the full extent of each individual’s desire and ability, the people must be invited to participate in the political process.