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Participatory Democracy

Progressive agents of change

By Felix Butzlaff / 21 May, 2021

In the last decades, demands for orientation and political leadership in increasingly complex societies have risen. And so have demands of citizens for more direct participation. The current pandemic has only exacerbated these possibly contradictory developments. Progressive political parties will have to carefully readjust between citizens’ demands for more participation […]

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Empirical effects of direct democracy

By Stefan Voigt / 28 October, 2019

Direct democracy tools are neither panacea, nor a danger to democracy – but they do influence decision making.

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Initiative and referendum in a hostile context

By Raul Magni-Berton / 28 October, 2019

In France, participatory democracy is constantly developing.

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Lisbon: a decade of Participatory Budget

By Miguel Silva Graça / 28 October, 2019

The experience has shown that PB clearly lead to a better performance of the municipality itself

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Intensifying democracy

By Giovanni Allegretti / 21 October, 2019

Involving citizens in choosing policy priorities has proven able to increase their quality of life.

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Direct democracy to empower parliamentarism and public discourse

By Ralf-Uwe Beck / 30 July, 2019

Only with direct democracy as a complement to representative democracy the government power will really come from the people.

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Building the democracy of tomorrow in our cities

By Pauline Véron / 8 June, 2018

The participatory budget is 5% of the city’s investment budget

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