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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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 DifferenceThe 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 SystemsTUN ()
The primary TUN is a group of, say, ten families, which determines a selection process for a delegate to the next larger group. That group selects a delegate for the next group up, and so on, up to a group representing the entire populace. Decision-making power is kept to the most local level possible.
Tom: "food for thought re DI as a potential tribe"