The Zero Heroes Community Competition

In 2013-14, The Democratic Society worked with Lewes District Council on the Zero Heroes Community Competition. The core challenge of the project was to encourage more residents to reduce waste by using a variety of techniques, and the project achieved several significant outcomes. The project was highlighted at the World Forum for Democracy in November 2013 […]

What research says about participation and innovation

Starving in the Midst of Plenty. Democracy is not satisfying people. Governments and political institutions are being said to be facing a “crisis of trust”and public disillusionment, which has created a “democratic deficit” in which “citizens find themselves in disconnected isolation from institutions and processes that are supposed to represent them.” In other words, people […]