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    A civic lottery, a popular term for the contemporary use of sortition or allotment, refers to a lottery-based method for selecting citizens for public service or office. It is based on the premise that citizens in a democracy have both a duty and the desire to serve their society by...
  • Method: CiviComment

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    CiviComment is a subscription-based online application that allows members to collect and manage public comments online.
  • Design with the people instead of design for the people
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    Collaborative governance is a young, emerging form of governance being developed to adapt the traditional aims of direct democracy with the new capabilities presented by the internet. Practical development of this governance method is being undertaken by the Metagovernment project. Traditional implementations of direct participation have labored under enormous obstacles...
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    Note: This article is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition Collaborative planning is a conceptual framework for resolving complex, multi-stakeholder planning scenarios. This approach is often applied to planning cases for the purposes of encouraging public participation, and resolving and mediating stakeholder disagreements. While the literature notes challenges...
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