You are welcome to send your research abstract to the 2019 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy (2019 GFMDD) which will be held on Octorber 2-5, 2019 in Taichung, Taiwan.
Direct democracy, along with the right to vote for representatives, is itself a human right. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone has the right “to take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives.” Many direct democracies fall short in two areas: deliberation and integration. Not properly offer space, time and supportive infrastructure for citizens and leaders to deliberate together to develop and consider a measure before voters decide upon it. And all over the world, many initiative and referendum instruments are not well-integrated into the representative systems.
We offer a platform to connect a network that includes scholars, journalists, election administrators and other participants in direct and participatory democracy. We sincerely invite you to send your proposal in the abstract guideline within the following issues:
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