Direct democracy calls for elected representatives and assemblies to be supplemented or replaced with new institutions and processes where citizens can engage face-to-face to decide on policy outcomes.
The Greek people have voted, saying a resounding 'No' to the terms of the bailout deal offered by their international creditors. Experts from various universities give their thoughts on what it all means.
Are plebiscites more democratic than elected representatives making decisions for us? Democracy Renewal'sJames Cahill, Lyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation and QUT's Peter Black discuss on RN Sunday Extra.