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New Dotmocracy Handbook is Now Published

Photo of printed Dotmocracy Handbook

I am proud to announce the publishing of a new version of my Dotmocracy Handbook.  After three years in the making, version 2 is more than twice the length of my original handbook. It's filled with full colour photos, improved layout and much clearer and refined instructions based on years of challenging and inspiring Dotmocracy facilitation experience.

Citizens' Assemblies: Wise Democracy from the Minipublic

(Originally published on WorldChanging.com September 6th 2008)

Politicians should take note; there is a new answer to some of the toughest questions of our times. When presented with an issue with no obvious popular and sensible solution, or a situation where a legislature is unable to make progress on an important topic, 100 random citizens can be called on to solve the political puzzle, as they did in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Ontario (my home province).

Policy from the People

Map of Canada in the worldWould you trust randomly selected citizens to be the source of insight for drafting foreign policy? Shauna Sylvester is leading a large independent project called Canada’s World, that will do just that.

Read the complete article I wrote for WorldChanging.org Canada

Networks for Change

(Published on WorldChanging Canada. Thank you to the editor Mark Tovey for inviting me to join the writing team.)

There is no shortage of articles about how social networking sites like MySpace and FaceBook can be used to support grassroots and progressive campaigns and professional networking sites like Linkedin and XING can help you get connected in your sector, but what about the networking sites specifically created to support social and environmental causes?

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