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Seeking an answer to citizen disengagement with the political process Australia introduced the Community Cabinets initiative where citizens could attend a local meeting and question their representatives on state policies in their given region.
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The development of the General Assembly of Occupy Vancouver during the occupation of the Vancouver Art Gallery is a recent case of consensus-based decision making and implementation.
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“What’s Next California?” was an effort to bring everyday Californians into the process of government reform in California. The goal of the event was to learn the opinions of Californians regarding the major issues facing the state, so that they may be taken into account by those currently shaping the...
Magic Roundtables are a deliberative technique used to encourage equal participation on one or more issues.
The Living Voters Guide is a Website that allows Washington state voters to deliberate about local and state-wide ballot measures. The project is a joint effort of the Center for Civic Engagement and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington as well as the City...
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Note: This article is a stub and is in need of assistance with content and editing, please help us complete it. We're looking for a case study that features the European Citizens' Initiative process - see here for more information on the method. The first ECI was symbolically registered by...
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Citizens, interest groups, and disadvantaged individuals came together to create a 'community map' as a representation of the town's common vision and identity.
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Problems and Purpose As part of a larger cultural participatory event, a deliberation on the 'living will' was held on 25 April 2009. The topic is highly divisive in Italy, where there is no clear legislation on the issue of living wills.The aim of the organizers was to generate an...
Established to try the perpetrators of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, Gacaca courts have developed into a unique form of restorative of collaborative justice which serves serves its legal function while providing the power to heal and empower post-conflict society.
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The Open Government Directive is an effort by the Obama Administration to create an unprecedented level of openness in government. The directive mandates a catalogue system of information to be released from each sector of the government and made accessible to the public.
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