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Direct Democracy

Democratic governance systems in which decisions are made by direct vote, instead of through a representative
Decision Making
Systems of just and sustainable decision making, leadership, responsibility, and regulation

Unlike a representative democracy in which members elect representatives to make decisions for them, members of a direct democracy vote directly on the decisions that effect them.

There is now technology that can enable direct democracy on a large scale.

Direct Democracy Resources

Sovereign App by

Direct democracy tool
Software for blockchain based direct democracy decision making.


Direct democracy tool
Ethelo is comprised of two entities: Ethelo Decisions, a technology company dedicated to helping organizations focus collective intelligence to make the best decisions more quickly; and Ethelo Democracy, a non-profit society dedicated to a more effective,...


Direct democracy tool
Developed by a worker co-op based in New Zealand, Loomio is an open-source tool for collective decision making and deliberation.

Bringing Deep Democracy to Life

Deep democracy article
Deep Democracy is seeking to notice and understand diverse perspectives, including privileged and marginalized voices. This article is an overview of deep democracy by Amy Mindell. Voices can be marginalized because of systemic oppression, because...