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Note: the following entry is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition The "liquid democracy" (LD) method of governance seeks to decentralize various rigid limits of democracy. Many use the term Liquid Democracy to describe internet-based Delegated Voting but online Liquid Democracy platforms such as LiquidFeedback and Adhocracy also...
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Note: For a full case analysis of this subject please see the article "Citizen Councils of Grenoble, France" by Pauline Cescau available at: http://participedia.net/en/cases/citizen-councils-grenoble-france Summary This case study features Conseils de quarter, or "neighborhood councils," which are infra-municipal participatory forums that serve as consultative bodies mandated by law in French...
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The UPR Strike of 2010 was organized around three issues: student waivers or exemptions, budget deficit problems, tuition hikes, and campus privatization. What started as a 48-hour strike spread until every campus went on strike and UPR students gained international support.
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Community Planning is a statutory framework in Scotland which seeks to engage citizens and communities in local-level political decision-making processes, while at the same time improving coordination and collaboration between elected and unelected bodies that provide public services.

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Definition A Social Forum is a one to four day event that addresses a wide number of topics of concern to civil society organizations and individuals opposed to neoliberal economic globalization through workshops, demonstrations, panels and plenary discussions. The guiding Charter of Principles, established in 2001 at the first World...
Definition We the People is an elementary and secondary school oriented civic education process designed to enable students to learn about and address civic issues locally, regionally, and nationally. It works to allow the student participants to educate themselves about a variety of governance-related topics and culminates in a series...
Established as a non-profit in 2002, the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership was able to pursue more forms of funding outside of the monetary support provided by the EPA and was now able to employ more autonomy over project implementation. Its name change also reflected a desire to influence all estuaries and...
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Established in 1994 by the Associated Students of the University of Washington, the Student Senate is a diverse legislative body charged with giving the Executive body, the Board of Control, advice on issues important to students, prioritize concerns, and offer solutions
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Brief Description University Student Governments serve as the official voice for students in University affairs and to external organizations. When students are brought to the table in the Universities’ decision-making process it ensures multiple voices are being heard and gives validity to the decisions and innovations of the Administration. For...
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The United States' National Issues Forum is a non-partisan, nationwide network of locally created public forums oriented towards the deliberation of public and political issues.
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