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Unlike 'institutionalized' forms of participation, informal methods of engagement are acted out on a day-to-day basis as part of routine human interaction. Although informal participation takes place outside of political institutions, the kinds of interaction may be the same including dialogue, deliberation, collaborative decision-making, etc.
Citizen journalism is news collected, reported, and analyzed by the public for the public.
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This case documents how ordinary people in northern Uganda are choosing to participate in informal settings on a daily basis. Here, away from the gaze of those in power, people are able to speak their minds with their friends and family, exploring the legitimacy, potential, and power of their concerns.

Method: Social Media

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Method: BarCamp

Participatory workshops similar in form to Open Space Technology but which make use of online platforms to increase the scope of information sharing.
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Micro-utopias are temporary manifestations of an ideal civic culture where participants test an aspirational political concept, process or social interaction.
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The Council of Vicenza (IT) introduced its first process of participatory budgeting from April to December 2016. The main purpose of this initiative was to empower citizens making them able to make proposals and then to vote about proposals related to improvement of public spaces.
The Ben Franklin Circle is small group dialogue model built around casual conversation and discussion, and intended to initiate community and individual improvement.
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In 2013 Bayside City Council in Victoria, Australia, commissioned a community panel of 30 citizens to deliberate on the Council's options for childcare. The main objective of the process was to decide whether the Council should continue to operate two childcare centres in Bayside and it came after the council...
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Speed dialogue or 'speed dating' is a technique often employed during deliberative processes such as citizens' juries, or as an icebreaker activity with groups. It allows small groups or individuals to extract relevant information from witnesses or panelists without having to use a plenary/ Q&A style.
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