In respect to the question of why participatory innovations are gaining support and what stimulates their development, democratic innovations are usually seen as a response to the general dissatisfaction with representative democracies. Since their main target is to supplement democracy and improve its quality, both citizens and governments in the West tend to be interested in participatory innovations.
O orçamento participativo de 2009/2010 da cidade de Freiburg na Alemanha, foi uma iniciativa iniciada com um intuito de estabelecer um equilibrio nas contas publicas, ja que ate aquele momento o orcamento estava comprometido, devido ao alto grau de gastos públicos.
New Hampshire has an established history of legalized gambling, with poker events, bingo nights, Lucky-7 ticket sales, and wagering at the state‘s race tracks bringing in a total of $615 million in 2008. However, though New Hampshire was the first state to introduce lotteries, the public is still discussing whether it would be prudent to continue to expand gambling.