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.
A few randomly chosen resources
1 2 3 ... 20 next » (58)Danish Citizen Technology Panels ()
About once a year, the Danish government convenes an official panel of ordinary citizens to investigate some controversial technical issue, cross-examine experts, and come to consensus about policy recommendations for their parliament and their fellow citizens.
(aka Consensus Conferences)America Speaks ()
America Speaks organizes large-scale forums engaging thousands of citizens -- both face-to-face and through telecommunications links -- integrated with laptop-computer and keypad-polling technologies -- to deliberate on public issues and provide input to shape government policies.TUN ()
The primary TUN is a group of, say, ten families, which determines a selection process for a delegate to the next larger group. That group selects a delegate for the next group up, and so on, up to a group representing the entire populace. Decision-making power is kept to the most local level possible.
Tom: "food for thought re DI as a potential tribe"