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Direct Democracy

What is the state of democracy in the 21st century, what are its inadequacies and what do we need to do to make it relevant to the age we live in?


How the Internet Enables Direct Democracy - Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark believes democracy is more efficient via the web, which 'scales up person-to-person communications...into the millions.'

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Innovations in Participation: Citizen Engagement in Deliberative Democracy

Innovations in Participation: Citizen Engagement in Deliberative Democracy. Democratic governance depends on citizen participation to mitigate corruption, harness public energy, and remain responsive to community needs.

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Education and the public sphere a neglected chapter of political philosophy

What makes us to be concerned of a common good? According to Axe Honneth, the virtues: cooperative political decision making, tolerance, empathy, concern for the common good cannot be produced by democracy itself. He regardes  the theory of education as the twin-sister of political theory.

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What is Deliberative Democracy?

The ANU Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance’s collaborative research studies on deliberative democracy.

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What is Liquid Democracy? - NetrootsUK

From Germany: What is Liquid Democracy? – NetrootsUK Blogger Jon Worth talks to visionOntv about Liquid Democracy and the German Pirate Party, and how UK political parties can learn from them.

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Deliberative Democracy

Could deliberative democracy be the key to solving some of the world’s seemingly insurmountable problems?

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Growing participatory and deliberative democracy animation (2010)

Growing participatory and deliberative democracy – Making Good Society. The crisis of legitimacy of representative democracies and trends towards localism suggest that civil society organisations have a critical role to play in challenging and enriching representative democracies. Civil society is and will continue to be critical to pioneering more participatory and deliberative tools that engage people of all ages and backgrounds in decision making processes.

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BC Citizens' Assembly - Part 1

BC Citizens` Assembley – Part 1 The video produced by the BC Citizens’ Assembly describing the process the assembly went through and some details about their recommended Single Transferable Voting system (STV).e to this video...

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BC Citizens' Assembly - Part 2

BC Citizens’ Assembley – Part 2 Description of the Single Transferable Voting system and a short overview of the vote counting process.

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Direct Democracy in Switzerland

An interesting interview with a Swiss Government Minister about the Swiss system of direct democracy. go to video

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