The Constitutional Council was a body of 25 appointed Icelandic citizens, which was charged with creating a constitutional draft between 6 April and 29 July 2011. Initially the constitution was meant to be revised by a nationally elected assembly, but following a controversial Supreme Court decision to void the assembly elections, the Icelandic parliament (Althingi) appointed the elects to form a council.
The Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) was established jointly by the Minnesota state legislature and the Minneapolis city council in 1990 to revitalize inner city neighborhoods. The NRP represented a procedural innovation, with a focus on empowering local residents to set priorities, design projects and undertake implementation.
Desde el Gobierno de Montevideo se lleva adelante, en el marco de una política de modernización y reforma del estado con participación popular, un amplio proceso de descentralización municipal y participación ciudadana en la toma de decisiones locales, creado por 18 gobiernos zonales de acuerdo a los diferentes distritos en que se dividió el departamento de Montevideo. El mismo fue un aporte fundamental a la democratización de la gestión comunal y a la construcción de ciudadanía, creando canales para la participación popular.
The Citizen's Assembly on Electoral Reform was created in March of 2006 by the Government of Ontario. The main purpose of the assembly was to closely examine the current electoral system in Ontario, learn about alternative election models, and decipher what method would best suit the people of the province.
Participatory decentralization is the process of handing out legitimate political authority to the citizens. It contributes to democratization by bringing the government ‘closer to the people’, imparting the citizens with political knowledge through their participation in local management, and making the government more accountable.