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A new social media tool called Countable allows US citizens to review government proposals and say whether they support it.
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.
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'.
Democracy think-tank newDemocracy highlights a range of potential options for new fora that renew and enhance citizen engagement.
In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.
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