From Crisis to Direct Democracy? - The Case of Iceland
"Let the banks fail." This a a conclusion one might have looking at the development in Iceland. But does a closer look change this impression? Find the report by Carsten Berg below.
Direct Democracy in Greece
Antonios Bouchagiar and Mihalis Gousgounis have published an report on the situation in Greece.
Interview: The Tentifada Revolution
In Israel around 300.000 protesters camp in Tel Aviv. Their action was called the "Tentifada-Movement". Romm Levkowicz, a political activist speaks about his experiences. He lives now in London.
Call for Papers: Environmental Impacts of Direct Democracy
The Environmental Assessment and Planning Research Group at the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) is organising a Symposium on the Environmental Impacts of Direct Democracy on March 21-23, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
Electronic Direct Democracy
More then fifty people attended a workshop by Alex Zenon and Paul Nollen from Democratie.nu Belgium on the Euroean Network Academy in August. Below you find a report of the event.
Interview: “Revolution of increasing expectations”
In Chile, tens of thousands of students are on the street demanding an improved education system. Yet, protests are not limited to students as citizens start to join the demonstrations. We have talked to David Altman, Associate Professor of Political Science at the Pontificia...
Chile: Protests for a Better Education
Political protests are not confined to the Arab region and southern Europe. Demonstrations are now taking place in Latin America as well. In Chile, tens of thousands of students are on the street demanding improved education. Yet, protests are not limited to students as citizens...
ENA 2011: Democracy on the upswing
Edda Dietrich reports from the European Network Academy of Social Movements, which took place in Freiburg, Germany from 9 to 14 August. Democracy International, Mehr Demokratie Deutschland and Mehr Demokratie Österreich presented several workshops in regard to direct democracy...
Protests in Valencia: „One of the best experience!“
The Spanish movement M15 is not slowing down. Ever since 15 May, citizens have united in protests, established camps and voiced their discontent. We talk to Alberto Pascual from Valencia, reflecting on his experience. He has been involved in the movement since its formation in...
Interview: Egypt's Revolution
Images of the Tahrir-Square are seen around the world. In only 18 days, mass protests opened the road for democracy in Egypt. We have talked to M. Boktor, who lives in Cairo and has experienced the revolution. M. Boktor shares his personal impressions and his concerns for the...