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Scarborough Beach is located in Perth, Western Australia. Development of the area around the beach had been a contentious issue for several years. Many proposals had been put forward and there was strong local opinion and lobbying around possible developments. In 2004 the Minister for planning and infrastructure wanted to...
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Problem/Purpose In Pakistan, beyond the electoral moment, there are very few non-partisan avenues for evaluating parliamentary performance. The Pakistani Parliament, with a unique history of military intervention, corruption and lack of accountability and transprency, currently faces a serious crisis of legitimacy. The project was initated to bridge the gap between...
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Problem Local and international communities heavily criticized the results of the 2002 general election of Pakistan and organizations as not only rigged, but also, unduly influenced by the military’s stronghold on public infrastructure and government. The Electoral Commission of Pakistan, as well as other watchdog not-for-profit and international organizations, usually...
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In 2014 the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service embarked on an extensive consultation process to review the 2008 Horse Management Plan. The Australian Alps (Snowy Mountains) in NSW is home to the world's largest population of wild horses, known as Brumbies. The horses have a significant impact...
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James Fishkin’s first attempt at a national deliberative poll in the United States fell short in 1992; however, the National Issues Convention, his second attempt was held in 1996. The $4 Million project coincided with the 1996 election season and featured almost 500 randomly selected participants meeting in Austin, Texas...
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Hostilities broke out after the borders of Ohio's 16th Congressional District were redrawn. A citizens' jury brought both sides together as a way to alleviate tensions by identifying priorities, interviewing candidates, discussing core issues, and developing a Voters Guide.
In 2010 the London Borough of Redbridge Council implemented the You Choose budget consultation tool which aimed to broaden interactivity between the local council and its residents. The program aimed to reach and educate citizens allowing them to make an informed opinion of how they believe their local council should...
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Corrupt government officials in India deprive the population of their monetary entitlements on a daily basis, forcing them to live on the very fringes of poverty. In a society where food and income are ideally supposed to reach this starved population, bribes have proven to be a very costly intermediary...

Method: Doparie

Definition The ‘doparie’ is an Intra-Party Deliberative Referendum mechanism that is meant to improve the internal decision making process within parties in between elections. Problems and Purpose Raffaele Calabretta, a senior researcher at the Italian National Research Council developed this mechanism to be used by party members in between elections...
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This case study describes the combination of two democratic innovations: the Deliberatorium and the ‘Doparie’. The Deliberatorium is a software that allows large groups of individuals to deliberate using the principles of large scale argumentation maps. The ‘doparie’ is an Intra-Party Deliberative Referendum mechanism that is meant to improve the...
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