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La Plata’s Participatory Budgeting process uses an innovative combination of offline and mobile channels to promote the engagement of citizens in the direct allocation of the investment budget of the city.

California asks citizens to help re-draw electoral boundaries, taking this job out of the hands of elected politicians.

Estonia’s Rahvakogu – or People’s Assembly – uses online crowd sourcing and a deliberative forum to identify ways to improve the country’s political system.

The Indian TV show – Satyamev Jayate or Truth Alone Prevails – addresses important social, cultural, and political issues facing the country, and encourages viewers to become more engaged in the political process.


Improving democracy in Ireland: a three phase engagement process.


The Finnish Government initiated an online engagement process as part of a larger assessment of the laws regulating off-road vehicles such as ATVs and snowmobiles.


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