New Forms of Democracy

New forms of democracy include deliberative democracy, where citizens help elected representatives decide on policy decisions, and direct democracy, where citizens do away with elected representation and make policy and political decisions themselves.

August 20, 1997

Former US Congressman Lee Hamilton ponders the pros and cons of using direct democracy to reinvigorate the American political system. 

Opinion
July 1, 2014

Janette Hartz-Karp and Brian Sullivan examine the limitations of online public deliberation and propose an alternative approach in the Journal of Public Deliberation.

Academic
July 1, 2013

A review of Deliberative Systems: Deliberative Democracy at the Large Scale, an edited volume on how deliberative democracy could be expanded.

Academic
February 1, 2015

Tim Flannery and Catriona Wallace argue in The Monthly that online citizen forums to discuss and decide on policy is the answer to fixing democracy.

Opinion
December 11, 2014

Francesca Polletta, of the University of California, Irvine, argues the Internet has produced new understandings of equality, organisation and democracy.

Academic
June 5, 2011

Lyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation discusses deliberative democracy and solving wicked problems such as climate change.

Opinion
March 1, 2001

Archon Fung from Harvard University and Erik Olin Wright from the University of Wisconsin highlight examples of participatory democracy in action.

Academic
December 30, 2012

Boise State University's Brian Wampler reflects on the core principles and potential impacts of participatory budgeting.

Academic
December 1, 2013

Members of Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and Kilkenny County Council present an experimental model for citizen deliberation.

Academic

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