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.

A database by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance on how direct democracy initiatives are being used around the world. 

Statistics
May 13, 2015

Paul Twivy argues in The Guardian that Britons want more from their democracy than an election every five years.

Opinion
June 25, 2015

The City of Melbourne, members of its People's Panel, and others, discuss how they helped form a $5 billion financial plan.

Opinion
June 1, 2003

The European Science Foundation outlines the benefits of putting digital technologies at the centre of democracy.

Report
September 22, 2014

Alan Renwick from the University of Reading looks at how Britain’s constitution might be changed following the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence.

Report
July 14, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.

Opinion
December 17, 2009

The Economist argues that referendums in California allowing citizens a direct say on constitutional and policy change are creating major governance problems.

Opinion
May 8, 2015

Alex Runswick, head of British democracy reform group Unlock Democracy, says the 2015 election shows Britain's voting system is outdated. 

Opinion
July 22, 2015

Former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane David Hinchliffe has some advice for improving democracy.

Opinion

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