E-democracy
E-democracy (a combination of the words electronic and democracy), or internet democracy, incorporates 21st-century information and communications technology to promote democracy. That means a form of...
Parliamentary procedure
Parliamentary procedure is the body of rules, ethics, and customs governing meetings and other operations of clubs, organizations, legislative bodies, and other deliberative assemblies. It is part of ...
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Unconference
An unconference, also called OpenSpace conference is a participant-driven meeting. The term "unconference" has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or mor...
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Citizens' assembly
A citizens' assembly is a body formed from the citizens of a modern state to deliberate on an issue or issues of national importance. Typically, the membership of a citizens' assembly is randomly sele...
Charrette
A charrette (pronounced [shuh-ret]), often Anglicized to charette or charet and sometimes called a design charrette, is an intense period of design or planning activity.
The word charrette may ref...
Deliberative assembly
A deliberative assembly is an organization comprising members who use parliamentary procedure to make decisions. In a speech to the electorate at Bristol in 1774, Edmund Burke described the British Pa...
Risinghill School
Risinghill School was an early comprehensive school opened in 1960 in Islington, under the headmastership of Michael Duane; a charismatic advocate of progressive and non-authoritarian education. The s...
SpaceUp
SpaceUp is an open-attendance space exploration unconference, where participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. SpaceUps have been held on both West and East coasts, and in H...
Dotmocracy
Dotmocracy is an established facilitation method used to describe voting with dot stickers, also known as “multi-voting”, “dot-voting” or “voting with dots”. In Dotmocracy participants vote on their ...
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Involve (think tank)
The Involve Foundation (known as Involve) is a leading UK based charity focused on public participation.
Involve is based in Central London with Simon Burall as Director and is governed by a board...
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Consensus (medical)
Medical consensus is a public statement on a particular aspect of medical knowledge at the time the statement is made that a representative group of experts agree to be evidence-based and state-of-the...
Electronic civil disobedience
Electronic civil disobedience, also known as ECD or cyber civil disobedience, can refer to any type of civil disobedience in which the participants use information technology to carry out their action...
AmericaSpeaks
AmericaSpeaks was a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization whose mission was to "engage citizens in the public decisions that impact their lives." AmericaSpeaks' work is focused on trying to c...
Open Forum (Australia)
Open Forum is an Australian E-democracy site.
The site was launched after a 2007 survey suggesting it would be an official government-run service. (Correction - Open Forum was always intended as ...
Barcampbank
BarCampBank is an ongoing series of unconferences about innovation in the financial world. This subset of the software-oriented BarCamp grew out of BarCampParis4, on September 16, 2006 in Paris at Man...
Infocamp
InfoCamp is a global movement of collaborative unconferences addressing topics in information science and related fields.
The first InfoCamp was held in Seattle in 2007. To date, there have been 8...
Online consultation
Online consultations or e-consultations refer to an exchange between government and citizens using the Internet. They are one form of online deliberation. Further, online consultation consists in usi...
Congress.org
Congress.org is a website run by the CQ-Roll Call Group, which provides information on actions of the United States Congress and news about federal advocacy and activism. One tool on the site helps us...
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The World Café
The "World Café" is a structured conversational process intended to facilitate open and intimate discussion, and link ideas within a larger group to access the "collective intelligence" or collective ...
Temporary majority
A temporary majority exists when the positions of the members present and voting in a meeting of a deliberative assembly on a subject are not representative of the membership as a whole. It is in cont...
International Teledemocracy Centre
The International Teledemocracy Centre (ITC) was established at Edinburgh Napier University in 1999. The centre is dedicated to researching innovative e-democracy systems that will strengthen public u...
Collaborative e-democracy
Collaborative e-democracy or super-democracy is a democratic conception that combines key features of direct democracy, representative democracy, and e-democracy (i.e. the use of ICTs for democratic p...
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The Beach School
The Beach School was a democratic free school in Toronto based on the Sudbury principles of education. The model has two basic tenets: educational freedom and democratic governance. Small and independ...
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Deliberative democracy
Deliberative democracy or discursive democracy is a form of democracy in which deliberation is central to decision-making. It adopts elements of both consensus decision-making and majority rule. De...
False-consensus effect
In psychology, the false-consensus effect or false-consensus bias is a cognitive bias whereby a person tends to overestimate the extent to which their beliefs or opinions are typical of those of other...
AdaCamp
AdaCamp is a series of unconferences organized by the Ada Initiative. AdaCamp is the only conference that focuses on women's participation in open technology and culture, including the development of ...
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European E-government projects
European E-government projects are best practice exchanges among municipal governments. Arising out of a "national strategy for local e-government, the 22 National Projects offer councils proven, cos...
Consensus theory of truth
A consensus theory of truth is the process of taking statements to be true simply because people generally agree upon them.
An ancient criterion of truth, the consensus gentium (Latin for agreemen...