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)Americans Talk Issues Foundation ()
Americans Talk Issues Foundation (ATIF) finds that scientifically random telephone polls sampling a national statistical cross section of one thousand Americans can often identify a genuine "wisdom of the people" — farsighted, globally aware policy alternatives not offered by either political party or any mainstream political figures, experts, or pundits.Collaborative Leadership ()
Here's how to use collaborative process to generate civic will that can break through bureaucratic and and legislative gridlock to solve tough community problems (overview and examples available in this interview). Augmented and updated with practical advice in the Collaborative Leadership Fieldbook.
subtitled: How Citizens and Civic Leaders Can Make a DifferenceCampaign Finance Reform ()
There are many ways to change electoral systems so that it is harder for money -- especially large corporations -- to unduly influence elections and the activities of elected officials. This site compares a number of them and provides excellent liinks to other groups concerned. (Destination Democracy was The Benton Foundation's superlative exploration of the trade-offs involved in many approaches to Campaign Finance Reform. The site is gone, that link is via The Wayback Machine.)
Tom: "food for thought re DI as a potential tribe"