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02-09-2020
Transnational instruments for transnational issues: The Fridays for Future ECI
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...
02-09-2020
German Direct Democracy in Action
Abstimmung21 intends to organise the first nationwide vote on socio-political issues in the history of Germany. The idea is to send a voting booklet along with other documents during the 2021 German federal election so that citizens are able to directly make their voices heard...
24-08-2020
Seven lessons from the Corona-crisis: Interview with Tamara Ehs
Krisendemokratie is a book written by Tamara Ehs, which focuses on the Austrian democracy during the Covid-19 crisis. After an in-depth analysis of the decision making process of the Austrian...
19-08-2020
Democracy in Crisis Online Discussions: Challenges and Recommendations
Over the last couple of months, we organised several interactive online discussions on pertinent issues related to democracy during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The goal of these discussions was to share ideas between experts and participants from across the world in order to...
10-08-2020
The Global forum on modern direct democracy goes online in 2020
This year the Forum will take place online, registrations are open on: www.democracy.community. The Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy is the largest gathering devoted to direct democracy worldwide. It...
28-07-2020
French Citizens want a referendum on climate measures
A survey shows that 81% of French adults are in favor of submitting the most important proposals made by the recent Citizens’ Convention on Climate in France to a Referendum. The measures drafted by 150 randomly-selected citizens also find significant approval in French society...
10-07-2020
Democracy in times of Corona- Online Discussions
It is our mission as Democracy International to promote and uphold the value of democracy, especially during the current global pandemic. Whereas, some countries have showed themselves to be resolute in upholding democratic standards, others have witnessed varying degrees of...
21-06-2020
Final propositions of the French Citizens' Convention on Climate
The Citizens’ Convention on Climate wound to a close this Sunday in Paris, after nine months of deliberation, with a strong call for a shift towards a low-carbon economy, with extensive changes in the...
07-05-2020
Digital tools, Solidarity & Transnationalism: Opportunities for the ECI in times of Corona
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...
06-05-2020
Don't fear the voter
John Matsusaka is Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise in the Marshall School of Business and the Gould School of law at the University of Southern California. He also an expert in direct democracy and he serves as the executive director of the Initiative &...

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