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 Consensus Councils ()
Diverse citizens are convened to seek, with the help of professional facilitation, shared understandings, solutions and wisdom about social concerns. Their unanimous conclusions are publicized to their entire community or country. Examples include Danish Citizen Technology Panels, Wisdom Councils, and The People's Verdict.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)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.
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