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 and inclusion on the one […]
Direct democracy tools are neither panacea, nor a danger to democracy – but they do influence decision making.
In France, participatory democracy is constantly developing.
The experience has shown that PB clearly lead to a better performance of the municipality itself
Involving citizens in choosing policy priorities has proven able to increase their quality of life.
Only with direct democracy as a complement to representative democracy the government power will really come from the people.