After direct challenges to authority are crushed, an undemocratic regime relies on apathy to clean-up remains of any meaningful dissent or ways to revolt
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.
The era of new media and communications technology is redefining participatory democracy
Many states allow groups and individual citizen action to directly propose new laws
Radical democracy is the idea that democracy is an unfinished product where bold ideas are welcome
Recommendations for using the appropriate voting systems in small groups including voting in organizations, clubs, committees, meetings, and even families.
Bill introduction would lead to new limitations that would limit public referendums in California’s massive system
Is This What Democracy Looks Like? The oft-ignored consequences of direct democracy: The absolute power is already in the hands of the voters.
Direct democracy is possible if the American people engage the tough issues and build consensus that deliberation and debate are central to everything we do
Direct democracy has been a dream for millennium but are democratic institution in the United States ready?
Changes to Ballot Initiatives: Ballot initiatives are unique form of direct democracy that spread recently