Brussels is now home to the world’s first permanent Citizens’ Assembly on Climate. Can permanent climate assemblies like this one help overcome the short term thinking of representative democracy and make our societies stronger and more cohesive?Read more
Do citizens assemblies, despite having no legislative power, bring democracy forward?
The idea that AI regulation should be shaped by a global citizens’ assembly seems to be gaining in popularity. But when tech companies themselves are behind these deliberative processes, it can end up looking less like a credible effort to democratise, and more like a distraction from the effort to regulate quickly.Read more
Previous guest articles have argued for and against open-source software for digital democracy. In this guest article Wietse van Ransbeeck of CitizenLab adds the option of ‘open-code’ to the debate – and advocates for a combination.Read more