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)Collaborative Leadership ()
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 DifferenceDeliberative Inclusionary Processes ()
Deliberative Inclusionary Processes (DIPs) of many different types are being used in hundreds of instances around the world to involve the public in environmental decision-making. This report describes 35 varieties and reviews many important issues surrounding their use.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.
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