Beyond the ballot: 57 democratic innovations from around the world

Smith, Graham (2005) Beyond the ballot: 57 democratic innovations from around the world. Project Report. The Power Inquiry.


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The aim of this study is to provide The Power Inquiry - an independent inquiry into Britain's democracy - with details and assessments of democratic innovations that might increase and deepen citizen participation in the political decision-making process. The study analyses fifty-seven different innovations – eleven of these are considered in more depth in case studies. The innovations are assessed according to the following criteria: selection mechanism, form of involvement, role in decision-making, scale and transferability, and resource implications. The innovations are categorised, described and assessed under the six headings:electoral innovations, consultation innovations, deliberation innovations, co-governance innovations, direct democracy innovations and e-governance innovations.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Report to The Power Inquiry, a centenary inquiry established by the Rowntree Charitable and Reform Trusts.
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 15:01
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2013 10:20

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