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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Citizen panels are the seed from which the garden of effective deliberative democracy can grow. Here are five ways to use citizen panels to establish real answerability in electoral politics and the legislative process.Alternative Indicators ()
When people ask how a country or region is doing, the answer -- especially on popular news venues -- tends to focus exclusively on the economy, or more particularly the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The GDP fails to even reflect the health of the economy, but what we really need is far richer and more whole feedback about how we are doing economically, socially and ecologically. Many new indicators have been researched and proposed in recent decades.Awakening Technology ()
Trudy and Peter Johnson-Lenz, who coined the terms "groupware" and "using diversity creatively", have for decades advocated bridging humans and technology to faciltate collaborative exploration, learning and work. Their latest collaborative inquiry on Practicing Our Wisdom Together in Cyberspace explores dozens of questions vital to building a wiser democracy.
Tom: "food for thought re DI as a potential tribe"