Books tagged: participatory democracy

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The Delusional Status Quo and the Defiance of Hopefulness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Essay » Political
Democracy faltering, ecosystems under assault worldwide, resources becoming ever more scarce - and what do the elite of our great nations do? They offer the same old delusions about freedom and the sustainability of our way of living. We can't solve all the problems one-by-one with the current setup - what we need to do is get to the kernel of the problems, and begin anew with all our wisdom.
Autumn in the Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Autumn reminds me of sleep - not of death. We awake with new awareness, full of hope and bursting with life when springtime arrives. There's no need to mourn the world when autumn arrives - hope is eternal. Can we find the wherewithal to survive in a crowded world with finite resources? I say yes, but the changes need to come from within, not just in governance. Liberty is essential. 1500 words.
The Bard From The Sea
Series: Memorable Verse, Book 21. Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
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The poem ends with the bard urging us to demand participatory democracy from our increasingly authoritarian governments, and begins with the end of the only true golden age our world has seen - the time before civilization's scourges began to afflict humanity with seemingly endless suffering. Civilization has been a catastrophe, all propaganda and wishful thinking aside, and it needs a re-think.
Seeds of Hope
Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This four-part essay plunges into the greatest dilemma of our age: Humanity's very survival. It's my contention that not only do we have the ability to survive and thrive on our planet, we also have the will and adaptability. I see four main areas of improvement and reason for hope that have sprung up in my lifetime, and I believe that they will bear the ultimate fruit for us: Long-term survival.
Local Participatory Democracy
Price: Free! Words: 158,070. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
The book aims at identifying the local contextual factors that determine the eventual democratic impact of new participatory mechanisms. For this purpose, the book undertakes a comparative analysis of two turkish cities where the impact of a common participatory initiative, the Local Agenda 21 Process, has been very significantly dissimilar.