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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 and participatory method of policy formulation within...
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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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The Digital Democracy project was started by students at the California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) as part of a non-partisan initiative to increase governmental transparency and to support policymakers and the media in documenting governmental decisions on the ratification of legislative bills. To this end, the project has created a...

Method: Mapping

Mapping involves the visual representation of the connection between location and personal details such as individual or community values, assets, history, and goals.
Self-governance is the exercise of power or control over oneself without external interference.
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The Localism Act was passed by the UK Parliament in 2011, devolving power over planning and development to community and local governments. The Civil Parish of Wing embraced the Localism Act's provisions, embarking on a series of public consultations to plan their neighbourhood's future development.
On May 18, 2016 the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie announced a public review and consultations to renew Canada’s international assistance policy and funding framework.
In August 2016, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change established an Expert Panel to review federal environmental assessment processes. The Expert Panel travelled across Canada to gain a better understanding of the issues that are important to Canadians.
The Consultation on Cyber Security was to review existing measures to protect Canadians and Canada's critical infrastructure from cyber threats. It invited all citizens to get involved in a discussion about the security and economic dimensions of Canada's digital future.
A country-wide engagement with citizens, stakeholders, and experts on issues related to national security and the protection of rights and freedoms. Feedback from the consultations helped guide changes to national security tools and the 2015 Anti-Terrorism Act (Bill C-51).
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