A new model of charity seeks to encourage communities at homeless camps to organize internal votes
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.
In times of upheaval, democracies tend to hold more election referendums and today a trend is clear
Concerns of election operations, cryptography, security and technology journalism to determine online voting viability
An epistocracy would involve giving different voters more weight during elections based on certain criteria
Following Colorado’s lead, ten states have recreational marijuana ballot measures scheduled
More see the referendum process as a danger to good governance following the Brexit vote
MIT system uses proprietary algorithms in new voter software aiming to poll the globe
Large scale referendums like the Brexit vote may not be reflecting the correct decision
Germany’s experience with participatory governance is limited but the potential benefits are huge
What use is the unusual Swiss direct democracy model for giant developing nation of Pakistan?