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  • Consensus forums are similar to consensus conferences but differ in the number of participants actively involved in the decision making process. The forum setting brings together a diverse range of citizens who work in small groups to develop common points of agreements around an issue.
  • Creative planning is a deliberative technique often embedded within a larger participatory planning process. It's goal is to relieve participants of practical or analytical constraints so that brainstorming and idea generation can flow organically without worrying that one is straying too far 'outside the box'.
  • This conference was constructed after the Danish Consensus model: a three to four day public conference at which both technically and socially relevant aspects of a new technology are discussed. It is usually divided into four stages: selection of an overall topic; recruitment and selection of the lay panel members;...
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    Note: the following entry is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition The "liquid democracy" (LD) method of governance seeks to decentralize various rigid limits of democracy. Many use the term Liquid Democracy to describe internet-based Delegated Voting but online Liquid Democracy platforms such as LiquidFeedback and Adhocracy also...
  • The Gadaa system is an indigenous egalitarian democratic system being practiced among the Oromo nation of East Africa for the last six hundred years. Among other structural elements of Gadaa system is its legislative body commonly known as Gadaa General Assembly. The assembly takes place under a sycamore tree -...
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