deliberative democracy

Australian democratic innovations typically rely on premises that are fundamentally opposed by populism: random selection and expert knowledge. This populist challenge cannot be ignored, and theorists and practitioners must meet it together.
newDemocracy Foundation (nDF) is a non-profit, non-partisan research and political action organisation based in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2004 by Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, nDF aims to identify improvements to the democratic process. It conducts practical real world trials to show communities that democracy is an area where we can innovate. Random...
PARTICITIZ is a network of university professors and political scientists, deliberative and participatory specialists, digital entrepreneurs and representatives of the culture and business sectors. PARTICITIZ designs, develops and puts into place participatory and deliberative process which can be "face to face" and "online". These innovative participatory and deliberative designs offer...
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This is a unique case of deliberative polling in the MT Elgon Region in Uganda, where members of the public asked to give their say on regional issues regarding ‘Resettlement Management, Land Management and Population Pressure’. This initiative is not only the first of its kind in Africa but also...
An electoral district forum is an online non-partisan discussion board for the constituents of a single officeholder to interact with their political leaders and each other.
An example of a possible implementation of Fundamental human needs in a process of political decision-making.

Organization: PositionDial

Mission and Purpose PositionDial aims to solve two connected problems that fundamentally affect how we organise as a society: trust and navigation. Low trust in business, media, government and other institutions - driven by a lack of perceived accountability, ownership, agency and belief we can make an impact Navigation /...
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With special emphasis on citizens who will be affected by biobanks (while the project was technically inclusive), faculty at the University of British Columbia led by Michael Burgess started a deliberate democracy process on biobanks in Tasmania.

Organization: Song of a Citizen

Song of a Citizen is a non-profit, non-partisan collaboration of prominent thinkers and artists producing innovative films and videos designed to spark a much-needed upgrade in how we-the-people view our role as citizens -- and to showcase proven methods for transforming ourselves from passive civic spectators into hands-on political problem-solvers.
This case study will focus on the issue of need for better outdoor recreation resources. Through a series of small group facilitated dialogues and listening sessions, organized and hosted by NH Listens, the state of New Hampshire's citizens were able to come together to collaborate and deliberate on what they...
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