Political Institutions (e.g. Constitutions, Legal Systems, Electoral Systems)

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Guns, An American Conversation ‘Guns, An American Conversation’ is a dialogue journalism experiment in which citizens from across the United States with opposing views on the issue of gun control came together to engage in civil civic dialogue in a moderated environment. Purpose and Problems This experiment was an attempt...
GetVokl is a tool aiming to hold organized and organic conversations at mass. A host manages the conversation with up to three other guests on stage (on live video feed). The host has the ability to cycle through the guests they bring on stage. All the guests and the host...
Wisdom Councils Breakthrough in Austria and the Experience in Mauthausen Brief Description · Every 12 months with great fanfare- one or two dozen people are chosen at random from the population of either a village, municipality or city to form a wisdom council. · Austrian wisdom councils such as Mauthausen...
MediaLab-Prado's Collective Intelligence for Democracy Workshop is an annual event that invites multidisciplinary teams to create digital prototypes for the facilitation of collective intelligence, participatory democracy, and civic engagement. The 2016 workshop, hosted, as ever, in Madrid's MediaLab-Prado - a social innovation lab - saw eight teams work together on...
The Irish Citizens' Assembly is a standing body tasked with reviewing and providing recommendations on issues submitted to it by Parliament.
Established by parliamentary resolution in 2016, the Citizens' Assembly is a permanent, deliberative body of 100 randomly selected citizens who collect public opinion, debate, and provide recommendations on the topics outlined in its founding documents including the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, state response to an ageing population, state action...
Street Law's ‘Democracy for All’ civic education programme teaches high school students and adults their political rights and empowers them to become active, informed citizens. The programme is a direct response to concerns over ethics, institutional capacity, and poor governance in South Africa.
The Occupy movement provides a case example of the use of social media to connect, organize, coordinate, and expand.
The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) is an annual process of events held in Europe to foster local and national participation. The 2010 ELDW saw over 4000 towns, cities and villages in Europe participate by offering a number of events and activities open to citizens.
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The SDGs Kenya Forum for Sustainable Development is a participatory platform for civil society organizations (CSOs) within Kenya to collectively contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Established in 2015, the SDGs Kenya Forum for Sustainable Development is currently comprised of thirty committee member organizations, each...
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