Democracy does not have a singular definition, which is one of the things that makes it so interesting to me — and undoubtedly to many of you.
Direct Democracy and Ballot Initiatives articles on Democracy Chronicles
This section has the latest DC news on direct democracy, something akin to a pure democracy, a form of democracy whereby people decide policy initiatives directly as opposed to a representative democracy. Cooperatives (Co-ops), Democratic Workplaces, Collectives, Communes, Intentional Communities, Referendums and Ballot Initiatives are also featured right here until we build more content for this neglected area of democratic experimentation. Also see our section on American democracy and get more info at Voting Methods Central.
A vibrant landscape of eDemocracy solutions already exists, from Participatory Budgeting to Citizen Consultation, and from Online Ideation to Voting.
Boulder is looking for community feedback on proposal to repeal rule that requires campaigns using its new online petitioning system.
Roslyn Fuller, a leading expert in the study of the Athenian political system, speaks with me about her work and the direct democracy of ancient Athens.
The answer lies in a tool of popular democracy that is little known in California, but has become a common method for addressing desperate problems.
In the last decade, Ireland has led by example, improving democracy through citizens’ assemblies. Europe could take some lessons.
Argentina’s National University of Rosario (NUR) has an innovative participatory budgeting initiative that gives people power over money.
The Primaire Populaire is a citizens’ initiative with an ambitious objective: to unite France’s leftist parties behind a single candidate.
Mississippi Gov Tate Reeves said he would back a restart of the initiative process, months after the state Supreme Court ruled against it.
Switzerland wants to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Summit for Democracy build a name for itself internationally.