On what is needed for democracy to survive, a recent post from Democracy Digest suggests one of the key ingredients for successful democracy is equality.
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.
Despite growing inequality worldwide, ordinary people have three specific, significant and actionable forms of equalizing power: time, one vote and numbers.
A strong, radically democratic vision for the left must combine advocacy of growing state power with demands for more effective citizen oversight.
On November 6, 2018, nearly 65 percent of Florida voters resoundingly approved Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to over a million of citizens.
Lawmakers in 16 states introduced more than 120 bills this year that would weaken the initiative process, according to Ballot Initiative Strategy Center.
In Bhutan’s democracy it is received and traditionally accepted that citizens have to contribute towards the welfare of the society they live in.
Blockchain-based voting has long been looked at as a use case for the technology – but as with any nascent application, there are bumps along the way.
On June 7, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 5, the bill that makes it more difficult for statewide initiatives to get on the ballot.
Switzerland’s open air voting is one of the oldest and simplest forms of direct democracy and it’s called “Landsgemeinde” is now streamed online.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation that would admit Puerto Rico into the union as the 51st state without a referendum on the island.