This is a living catalogue hundreds of innovative practices, ideas, experiments, organizations, people, and other resources useful for building wiser democracies that work for all. "Wiser democracies" are systems of politics and governance, of citizenship and activism, which creatively engage more of our human capacities — not only to better address today's pressing social and environmental problems, but to help us build more desirable futures for ourselves and all the generations after us.
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1 2 3 ... 20 next » (58)Citizen Initiative Review ()
For each ballot initiative, a panel of randomly-selected and demographically-balanced voters is brought together for several days to fairly evaluate it. They hear directly from campaigns for and against the measure, and from policy experts. Their vote, statements for and against, and consensus statements as a whole, are included in the official voters' pamphlet.The Change Handbook ()
This updated second edition details 61 group/organizational practices that could empower our public life. Each method has at least a five year track record; provides dramatic results with a moderate amount of time and resources; involves people in a meaningful way; and provides a means to discover and share information.
subtitled: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole SystemsNational Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation ()
NCDD offers excellent resources on dialogue and deliberation of all kinds, as well as news, a calendar and shop talk for the community of practitioners and leaders in dialogue and civic engagement. They also organize a series of conferences bringing together people in the field.
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