Alternative Democracy: Citizen's Assemblies

Alternative Democracy: Citizen's Assemblies

With the political system failing to address the major issues of the time, as well as most of the minor ones, we are using the first day of the International Rebellion to look at alternative systems of democracy. Here are the ideas people shared about how we can spread participatory democracy!


Role in Schools (and Workplaces)

Simple message: the value of participating

Citizen Action Networks (CAN CAN)

Different Kinds of Citizen's Assemblies

Test the system

Petitioning Local Councils to set up Citizen's Assemblies

Basic Interaction with People

Establish A Republic


Use Transition Towns* to give talks on Citizen's Assemblies.

Children of the Revolution!

Successful Citizen's Assemblies


Engage many and be inclusive.

Councils provide space

Bridging the Divide

Importance of Local Citizen's Assemblies

Information of Sortition and Citizen's Assemblies

Positivity and Optimism

Checkout Thinking Box – A book club but with videos

Sign up to The Alternative - A New Way to Make Change Happen

Checkout Talk Shop - Let's Talk, Let's Decide

Stop at 4 o'clock





Welcoming Spaces

Mandate of the Citizen's Assembly

Citizen's Assembly in Universities

Addressing the Challenges of Inviting People

Back to community

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