Content tagged with "Democracy"
Joe Mathews joined Democracy International's board in November 2013. He is a journalist and a profound expert of direct democracy around the world. Joe Mathews lives in South Pasadena, close to Los Angeles, California. I interviewed Joe yesterday after we had held our first...
While timely and necessary, the measures to halt the spread of COVID-19 have had an enormous impact not only on our daily lives, but also on our democracies. In this series, we try to asses how democratic practice has been affected and how we can make our future democracies more...
Im Fokus des diesjährigen Digital Democracy Days - initiiert von unseren Partnern von ECAS - stand die Methode des Crowdsourcing. Wie kann Crowdsourcing die Beteiligung von Bürgern nicht nur auf lokaler, aber auch auf EU-Ebene verbessern und erleichtern? Von Melissa Ihlow
Cette année, la Journée de la Démocratie Numérique, initiée par ECAS, s'est concentrée sur la question de savoir comment le crowdsourcing peut améliorer et simplifier la participation des citoyens tant au niveau local qu'au niveau de l'UE. Par...
This year's Digital Democracy Day, initiated by ECAS, focused on the question of how crowdsourcing can improve and simplify citizen participation at both local and EU level. By Melissa Ihlow
The rightwing AfD party has made it into the German Bundestag. What's up with democracy in Germany? Are the Germans not ready for direct democracy? And wouldn't nationwide referendums be dangerous in view of this election result? We asked the Swiss political scientist Andreas...
In Country in focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. This month, the spotlight is on Hungary. From 19 to 21 May 2017, Democracy International held a 'Happening for our Democratic Culture' in...
In Bulgaria, direct democracy has been a big topic during the last few months due to a referendum proposal made by the Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev. Democracy International member Ivailo Georgiev from Bulgaria reports on the issue of flawed referendum legislation in the...
The intentions by Croatia’s parliamentarians to water down Croatia’s direct democracy legislation show the need of preventive checks of compatibility with the constitution instead of raising the turnout quorum. This is because the rules of direct democracy should base on the...
Embarrassed by the success of right-wing groups in overturning government policy through referendums, the Croatian authorities are changing the rules.
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