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Deliberative Democracy: Imagining the next democratic paradigm

The shortcomings of current democratic governance have even fuelled a sense of pride in so-called illiberal democracies. But what if a more collaborative model, truly respecting rule by the people, were achievable? Claudia Chwalisz, founder and CEO of DemocracyNext, joined us on Perspective to delve into this further.

France 24

Democracy Without Politicians: Claudia Chwalisz on How to Citizen with Baratunde Thurston

What could our democracy feel like if we represented ourselves directly instead of or in addition to electing a representative?

How to Citizen Podcast

Podcast: Democracy, with Claudia Chwalisz

In this episode, host Hilary Sutcliffe explores . . . democracy from another angle. For most people, democracy means elections, then governing, and then four years later, you do it again. Claudia Chwalisz, founder and CEO of DemocracyNext, has different ideas. Her vision is for a democracy that is a lot more “democratic,” where you as a citizen have a real say in how your country is run, and might even do away with elections and politicians altogether.

Carnegie Council

How to shore up democracy in Eastern Europe after the Ukraine war

Citizens’ Assemblies have potential in creating an antidote to authoritarianism in Central and Eastern Europe.

Responsible Statecraft

A Movement That’s Quietly Reshaping Democracy For The Better

Citizens’ assemblies can help us better address societal challenges, overcome polarization and strengthen trust.


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