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!



Citizen's Assembly in Universities

Petitioning Local Councils to set up Citizen's Assemblies

Engage many and be inclusive.

Bridging the Divide


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

Councils provide space

Test the system

Mandate of the Citizen's Assembly


Importance of Local Citizen's Assemblies

Welcoming Spaces

Role in Schools (and Workplaces)

Addressing the Challenges of Inviting People

Basic Interaction with People


Children of the Revolution!

Citizen Action Networks (CAN CAN)

Establish A Republic

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

Successful Citizen's Assemblies

Stop at 4 o'clock

Checkout Thinking Box – A book club but with videos

Simple message: the value of participating

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


Information of Sortition and Citizen's Assemblies

Positivity and Optimism

Different Kinds of Citizen's Assemblies


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