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Dane Waters
01-11-2017
Dans Country in focus, Democracy International examine de plus près le progrès dans le domaine de la démocratie directe moderne et de la participation citoyenne dans le monde. Ce mois-ci, notre focus est sur les États-Unis. En 1998, frustré par le manque d'informations sur les...
Dane Waters
01-11-2017
In Country in focus, Democracy International takes a closer look at advances in modern direct democracy and citizen participation worldwide. This month, the spotlight is on the United States. In 1998, frustrated by the lack of information on direct democratic instruments, Dane...
Yanis Varoufakis at a discussion on Europe in Brussels on 7 May 2015
03-07-2015
In view of the popular vote in Greece on the bailout terms on Sunday (5 July 2015), Democracy International demands to adopt proper forms of modern direct democracy - and to make the EU fully democratic. ”The upcoming popular vote in Greece on two key documents by the so-...
Yanis Varoufakis at a discussion on Europe in Brussels on 7 May 2015
02-07-2015
With a popular vote on the complex bailout terms coming up this weekend, Europe and the world once again has to revisit its suboptimal handling of modern direct democracy, writes Bruno Kaufmann, board member of Democracy International and editor-in-chief at people2power.info,...
02-10-2013
Following the federal elections in Germany on 22 September 2013, coalition talks are slowly getting underway. For democracy activists, Friday 27 of September was a day to call for the introduction of the referendum at national level with a special action in front of the...
24-04-2013
Hungary was and still is among the few countries in which people can initiate a referendum from below. The government has changed the constitution of 1990 in 2011 and with this also the rules of initiatives. What has changed and what are the consequences? The FIDESZ Party...
Dane Waters
01-11-2017
In unserer Reihe "Country in focus" befasst sich Democracy International weltweit mit Fortschritten der modernen direkten Demokratie und von Bürgerbeteiligung. Diesen Monat stehen die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika im Rampenlicht. 1998 gründete Dane Waters, frustriert durch das...
Save the Dutch Referendum
11-10-2017
De nieuwe Nederlandse regering heeft gisteren aangekondigd dat ze het raadgevend referendum, dat amper twee jaar bestaat, wil afschaffen! Niesco Dubbelboer en Arjen Nijeboer, van onze Nederlandse partnerorganisatie, Meer Democratie,...
Save the Dutch Referendum
11-10-2017
The brand-new Dutch government yesterday released their coalition agreement, which includes the abolition of the Law on the Consultative Referendum, a mechanism that is only two years old. Arjen Nijeboer, of the Dutch organisation Meer...
Popular vote in Malta 2015. Photo by Bruno Kaufmann
13-04-2015
With an extremely close result, Maltese hunters have won the referendum to ban birdhunting in springtime. On Saturday, 11 2014, the Mediterrean island nation of 450,000 people faced a dramatic voting day. For the very first time since gaining independence from Britain in 1964,...

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