Does Democracy Have a Chance?

Tom Atlee of the Co-Intelligence Institute does some fine work. For several years he’s been compiling a list of resources for democracy and participation.  In a recent newsletter, he provided some recent additions to the list. Here is what he said.-t.h.g. 

Here is what we’ve found so far.  Please spread the word and share with us any other sites that describe multiple resources on these subjects.

1. Participedia – http://participedia.com/wiki/Welcome_to_Participedia

2. ParticipateDB – http://participatedb.com/

3. The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation’s Resource pages – http://ncdd.org/rc/, especially http://ncdd.org/rc/item/category/participatory-practices

4. Orton Family Fund’s “Community Matters” – http://www.communitymatters.org/cm-network

5. Craigslist Foundation’s LikeMinded – http://craigslistfoundation.org/blog/we-are-likeminded/

6. WiserEarth – e.g., http://www.wiserearth.org/all/search?phrase=democracy and http://www.wiserearth.org/all/search?phrase=participation and others

7.  Wikipedia.org – e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Collective_intelligence and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Government and others

8. A Pattern Language for Group Process – http://grouppatternlanguage.org/wagn/Pattern_hearts_and_pics_by_name

9. People and Participation.net – http://www.peopleandparticipation.net

10. Deliberative Democracy Helpline – http://www.deliberative-democracy.net/helpline/

11. Co-intelligence Institute lists:

a. Community Resources from the Co-Intelligence Institute – http://co-intelligence.org/CommunityResourcesCII.html (includes extensive materials on multi-process programs)

b. http://co-intelligence.org/CI_compilations.html (which features https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/03/toolbox/ )

12.  Involve:  e.g., http://www.involve.org.uk/tag/tools/ (they used to have a great glossary wiki with methods and ideas http://groups.involving.org/dashboard.action but it seems to have disappeared…)

13. E-Democracy – http://E-Democracy.org

14. Tom Atlee’s list of participatory budgeting resources – http://tom-atlee.posterous.com/participatory-budgeting-practices-places-game

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