January 26, 2015

A report by the UK Parliament on how to mesh democracy with the digital world outlines an ambitious plan to renew transparency and re-engage with citizens. 

Report
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head of British democracy reform group Unlock Democracy, says the 2015 election shows Britain's voting system is outdated.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
June 1, 2002

Bruce Ackerman from Yale University and James Fishkin from Stanford University propose a future when special 'Deliberation Days' are set aside for citizens to reflect and debate on important policy issues in the lead up to an election.

Academic
February 28, 2013

A citizen-driven, wiki-style collaboration exercise underpinned a major rewrite of Alberta’s social policy and programs which was then funded to the tune of $1 billion by the Canadian province’s government.

Report
April 1, 2005

Bart Cammaerts from London School of Economics and Leo van Audenhove from Free University argue new forms of political participation are creating challenges for traditional forms of democracy. 

Academic
May 10, 2015

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, founder of democracy think-tank newDemocracy, writes in The Sydney Morning Herald that democracy needs to revamp itself by rediscovering the collaborative 'power of the people'.

Opinion

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

Statistics

Democracy think-tank newDemocracy highlights a range of potential options for new fora that renew and enhance citizen engagement.

Report
June 1, 2003

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

Report

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