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After the election

Now that our part of the election will is over, I hope that people will have some time to think about the longer-term future of democracy in New Zealand. The main fallacy of representational...

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Participatory budgeting

A recent article discusses the use of participatory budgeting by local governments un Australia, including the size of the budgets and the methods of participation used. See the link PB Australia.

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Some reading

Some of the books which have been of most influence on me are: David Van Reybrouck (translation by Liz Waters, 2016), Against Elections: The Case for Democracy; Bodley Head. Josh Lerner (2014) Making Democracy...

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Suggested forums on Auckland’s Housing problems

I have recently submitted the following fantasy outline of a set of citizens’ forums to consider Auckland’s housing problems, to propose solutions, and to receive the Council’s feedback on the proposals. Auckland Housing Workshops...