Dig Deeper

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βœ“ = Best Practices + Pioneers
✊= Advocacy group
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CHAPTER ONE: The Mechanics of Exclusion

βœ“Β  Dazzling Notice Awards πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
βœ“Β PlainLanguage.gov
πŸ“• The Fourth Wall exhibit πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
βœ“Β Plain Language Association International (PLAIN)
βœ“ Β Calgary's Vote Bus
✊ Why Tuesday? πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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Β CHAPTER TWO: Leveling the Field

Lobbying

✊ Democracy Watch πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
πŸ“• The Business of America is Lobbying (Lee Drutman, 2015)
πŸ“• Corruption in America (Zephyr Teachout, 2016)

Civics Education

βœ“ City Hall School β€’ Calgary πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
βœ“ City Hall School β€’ Edmonton πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
βœ“ Edmonton Planning Academy πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
βœ“ Synapcity Civics Boot Camp β€’ Ottawa πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 

Bite-sized local government

βœ“ New York City's Community Boards πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 
βœ“ Montreal's borough system πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 


CHAPTER THREE: Better Ballots

✊ FairVote Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
✊ Unlock Democracy Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
✊ Fair Vote πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 
✊ Electoral Reform Society πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
✊ Unlock DemocracyΒ  πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
✊ LeadNow πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
✊ Springtide πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 


CHAPTER FOUR: Bribes, Winks and Nods

✊ Democracy Watch: Money in Politics campaign πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
✊ Stamp Stampede πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 
✊ Brennan Centre πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
✊ Represent.US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 

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CHAPTER FIVE: It's my Party (and I'll cry if I want to)

πŸ“• What I learned about Politics (Graham Steele, 2014) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
πŸ“• Tragedy in the Commons (Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, 2015) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
πŸ“• Losing confidence (Elizabeth May, 2009) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
✊ Democracy Watch: Stop Muzzling MPs campaign πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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CHAPTER SIX: Bloodsport

πŸ“• "Cheering or Jeering" report by Samara Centre for Democracy πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
πŸ“• Losing confidence (Elizabeth May, 2009) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
πŸ“• Tragedy in the Commons (Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, 2015) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
πŸ“• What I learned about Politics (Graham Steele, 2014) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
βœ“ A motion for randomised seating in the legislature
βœ“ Anima Leadership
πŸ“• Kaianerekowa: Great Law of Peace
πŸ“• What does Indigenous Participatory Democracy Look Like? (Kahente Horn-Miller, 2013)
πŸ“• Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto (Taiaiake Alfred, 1999)

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CHAPTER SEVEN: Taking the Reins

βœ“ Participatory Budget NYC πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 
βœ“ Participatory Budget Chicago πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
βœ“ Participatory Budget Toronto (pilot) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
βœ“ Montreal's Right to Initiative πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
βœ“ Strengthen Canada Project πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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CHAPTER EIGHT: Street Neutrality

✊ Scenic America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 
πŸŽ₯ This Space Available (GwenaΓ«lle GobΓ©, 2011)
✊ Public Ad Campaign 
✊ Toronto Public Space Committee πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
✊ Scenic Ontario πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
βœ“ Seattle/King County Metro Bus Shelter Mural Program πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 
βœ“ "Before I Die" project (Candy Chang)


CHAPTER NINE: Seeds of Change

πŸ“• Canadian Charity Law (blog by Mark Blumberg) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
πŸ“• The Givers (David Callahan, 2017) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 

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CHAPTER TEN: End of Heroes



Centralization of Power (Random selection)

πŸ“• Losing confidence (Elizabeth May, 2009) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
πŸ“• Tragedy in the Commons (Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, 2015) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Citizens Assemblies (Random selection)

βœ“ British Columbia Citizens Assembly 2005 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
βœ“ MASS LBP πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 
βœ“ New Democracy Foundation πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊΒ 
πŸ“• The Athenian Option - Radical Reform for the House of Lords (Anthony Barnett, Peter Carty, 2017) πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§Β 
βœ“ Democracy in Practice β€’ "Reinventing Leadership and Civic Education πŸ‡§πŸ‡΄Β 

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CHAPTER ELEVEN: Close to Home

Democratic Schools

βœ“ International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC)
βœ“ NorthStar Teens (Sunderland, Massachusetts) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 
βœ“ JCOS (Lakewood Colorado) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 

Democratic Workplaces (including financing and conversions)

βœ“ The Working World
βœ“ Project Equity πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Connected Neighbourhoods

βœ“ Empower LA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ 
βœ“ Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦Β 


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  • Jason Diceman
    commented 2019-01-23 15:55:26 -0500
    Great to see Citizens Assemblies (Random selection) featured in the list of solutions. Sortition and small group deliberation is core to a future with a sensible government.