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The provision of public hearings in the Federal Supreme Court's (STF) field of action refers to the publication of Law No. 9,868, of 1999, and Law 9882/99 should also be mentioned - the first regulates the Direct Unconstitutionality Action (ADI) and Declaratory Action of Constitutionality (ADC) and the second deals...
A project of Public participation in Water Governance in Greece, on Managing the Anthemountas River Basin, under the WFD provisions and the funding of EU LIFE programme.
The Tennessee Department of Transport utilise technologically innovative democratic innovations to enable broad public involvement in policy-making regarding statewide expenditure on transport.
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Plaine Commune (an agglomeration of communes in northern Paris) conducted an health impact assessment (HIA) for planned expansions of public transport in the area. In the HIA process they included the opinion and advice of local citizens so as to be informed on how best to cater to their various...
Since the early 2000s, Uganda has placed an emphasis on bottom-up development by NGO’s and microfinance. The ‘people-centred’ approach to poverty alleviation and community development allows active participation and self-determination absent in the traditional market and state top-down models that discouraged popular participation and alienated citizens.
The World-Wide Views’ Global Consultation on the subject of biodiversity took place in 2012 for the Conference of Parties (COP) in India on global biodiversity, it involved over 3000 participants over 34 citizen consultations in 25 countries on the same day. The project was ran by the World-Wide Views Alliance,...
Model Westminster as an organisation is a youth engagement and empowerment programme for British A Level and Undergraduate students with interest in politics. It is set up as a non-partisan, volunteer-run educational enterprise to represent a voice for young British people in various political debates and issues. On the 4th...
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On the 14th September 2014 the people of Scotland were asked to vote either yes or no to the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” This occurred as an outcome to the SNP (Scottish National Party) electoral pledge to hold a referendum if they won the 2011 Scottish parliament...
Summary In 2010, with Australian politicians deeply divided on the issue of climate change [i] , Prime Minister Julia Gillard proposed, as part of her re-election campaign [ii] , the creation of a Citizens’ Assembly to advise on the implementation of climate change policy. This attempt to instigate a deliberative...
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Problems and Purpose The purpose of this case study is to investigate the use of referenda when making significant policy changes in the UK. Referenda are fairly novel in the UK, and thus this democratic innovation will be the focus of this case study, with particular reference to the analysis...
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