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)The Consensus Classroom ()
A courageous teacher decides to have her elementary school students choose what they are going to study. Of course, she is one of the people who has to agree on the final decisions....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 SystemsCitizen 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.
Tom: "food for thought re DI as a potential tribe"