Welcome to this blog about democracy. Here you will learn cutting edge ideas about how society can change for the better. I hope it will entertain and inform you! I hope that you will contribute your thoughts and ideas to the site.
There will be plenty of stories, short videos and pictures in this blog. The aim of this blog is to take us all on a journey. At the end of this journey I hope we will be more connected to each other and the world we live in. At the end of this journey I hope we feel more empowered in our lives.
Ana is a Research Director of (Democracy OS). Democracy OS is one of the most recognised world-wide tools for publishing government decisions. Ana is a Professor at University of Buenos Aires, and specializes in political participation, public organizations and policy.
Appreciative Inquiry is a way of thinking and technique for developing questions that will change the way you engage with your communities to make it more positive and successful. Martin Bass, the presenter is a highly experienced practitioner, trainer and facilitator specialising in stakeholder engagement, organisational development and integrated strategic planning. He has worked extensively with State Government agencies in NSW and local councils in metropolitan, regional and rural-remote areas in NSW, Victoria, Western Australia and Northern Territory.
This blog about democracy is linked to a practical REAL LIFE experiment to evolve democracy called PoliVOTE. PoliVOTE publishes upcoming decisions of government for the public to vote and comment on and feeds these comments back to the politicians. You can find out more about PoliVOTE here.