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Reinventing politics

Michael Chessum Andreas Karitzis Birgitta Jónsdóttir
17 July 2017
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Black group: results of the first iteration

We want a kind of participatory, decentralising and inclusive politics that engages people, bridges differences, and solves problems together. Rapid changes render our political institutions dysfunctional.

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Black group: results of the second iteration

We need a way to humanize the state that breaks apart existing power structure and enables inclusive democratic participation through a subsidiarity structure that encourages local engagement. 

 

This structure needs to involve everybody living in the jurisdiction, beginning with giving everyone a right to vote as a universal international standard, and ensuring legally enforceable access to participation at different levels by disadvantaged persons like wheelchair users. 

 

For this we must elaborate further on 

 

• Mobilizing for the right to vote for everyone

• Bringing democracy into the economy

• Ensuring access to democracy

• Exploring the practice of commoning

Black group: results of third iteration and final statement

We are creating a wiki to collect best practices of participatory, decentralized and more inclusive political processes and institutions. This is to evolve into a charter to empower citizens in a way that is universally and equally accessible.

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