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)Conscious democracy ()
(also known as Reflective Democracy)
A society can be more wide awake and intelligent -- not only individually, but collectively. Things can be set up to empower informed citizens to make self-determined choices together. By creatively including all viewpoints and learning from errors a conscious democracy can confidently respond to (and anticipate) changing conditions.The Jefferson Center ()
...for New Democratic Processes
Citizens juries involve a randomly selected and demographically representative panel of citizens meeting for four or five days to carefully examine an issue of public significance, hearing from a variety of expert witnesses and presenting their recommendations to the public.The People's Verdict ()
Canada's Maclean's experiment: Could a dozen Canadians selected for their differences and meeting in the media spotlight for three days, come up with a common vision for the future of their country?
Tom: "food for thought re DI as a potential tribe"