Some studies, particularly in the U.S., have confirmed the correlation between workplace participation and democratic participation.
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.
Politicians are making it more difficult to vote. 24 states have adopted legislation to make it more harder to pass ballot initiatives.
Supporters of a bill tightening the rules for ballot measures said the law would shield Utah from outside control this legislative session.
Recall petitions not provided for in Burlington’s municipal charter are available in over twenty Vermont cities and towns.
In a measure with urban vs. rural overtones Idaho’s Senate passed a bill Monday toughening getting initiatives or referendums on ballots.
The “gilets jaunes”, like Brexiteers and Trump supporters, are pushing for direct democracy which they argue should be eased by tech.
Wyoming’s legislature rejected a resolution to amend the Constitution such that voters would have to approve any new taxes or tax hikes.
Gavin Newson recall has pundits arguing voters should only boot a sitting politician for grievous misbehavior such as crimes and malfeasance.
Anarchy may very well be considered as something that is different from the violent, lawless chaos many people picture it to be.
Democracy Works Podcast provides a different take on the story we’re often told about direct democracy and civic engagement.