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Grassroots Democracy

Obama Is the First Facebook President -- What Now?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

No one doubts that social networking produces results in politics, from the Arab Spring to the 2012 election, where President Obama's ground game made the difference. It could change everything, but the way forward is far from clear. What's at stake is huge.

Elections Got You Down?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

In a season of political discontent -- trivialities and distractions, renewed culture wars and the rebirth of regressive impulses -- these books remind us what is really at stake in political participation and democratic tension.

PdF: Can the Internet Fix Politics?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The movement toward online grassroots democracy will create a more civil, effective political system. This is not in the interest of some, but countermeasures are on their way to foil the efforts of people who don't want politics fixed.

The Permanent Campaign Has No Borders

David Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Hoffman

Instead of pre-packaged messages broadcast overseas, building the capacity of local media and investigative reporters promotes transparency and creates a culture of democratic activism.

Santa Cruz: Grassroots Expectations High for an Obama Administration

L.D. Janakos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
L.D. Janakos

These local political dialogues provide a platform and space for voters and politicians to solve problems, ideally without "sound bites and finger pointing." The Candidate's Latest Grassroots Strategy

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

Here we have what looks like real "community organizing" -- online and offline-- and, however much it may have been maligned last week in St Paul, "community organizing" is grassroots democracy.

DNC08: Transitioning from Top-Down

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

Networked grassroots democracy.I see it happening, people are catching on. It's waiting for just the right phrasing to trigger a tipping point.