Remember that grown-ups like to say that you kids need to learn civics, even though no one provides much in the way of civics classes.
Direct Democracy and Ballot Initiatives articles on Democracy Chronicles
This section has the latest DC news on direct democracy, a form of pure democracy whereby people decide policy initiatives directly as opposed to through a representative. Cooperatives (Co-ops), Democratic Workplaces, Collectives, Communes, Intentional Communities. Referendums and Ballot Initiatives are also featured right here. Also see our section on American democracy and get more info at Voting Methods Central.
Today, voters in Ohio will go to the polls to deliberate on a change to the state’s referendum law.
Fencing booty is the most underappreciated problem of historical pirate logistics. Myths and stories about “going on the account”.
To protect ballot initiatives from continuous opposition, one needs robust endurance and tenacity akin to Schwarzenegger’s.
Republican politicians in Arkansas were seething three years ago over progressive initiatives that legalized medical marijuana and increased minimum wage.
Multiple dimensions of identity simultaneously shape pathways to candidacy and representation for all groups seeking a seat.
Former President Donald Trump launched a fired-up culture war… at American classrooms, calling… for certification of “patriotic teachers.
Three decades after independence, Slovakia is trailing Switzerland on the path of decision-making via direct democratic popular rights.
It is difficult to have laws passed in the US, a systemic gridlock that could be addressed using the Swiss “people power” model.
Switzerland is the only country in the world where the participatory method is applied as a binding rule, according to the Italian research group Politis.