Here are some examples of fields where we see huge advantages if it would work on our system.
Many political parties in Western societies have lost their power and are shattered in their identity in recent years. This is because their old delegates’ systems have become largely inefficient: To an increasing extent, party sections only reproduce the same activists discourses that are both too radical in party-defining aspects and too insensitive for everything else. Parties have differentiated memberships, and they have internal and external networks, but they do not use them efficiently when it comes to devising options and making decisions. Civil democracy will help them to become inclusive again. The price is to acknowledge the end of their old power monopoly. But isn’t saving democracy from authoritarian and irresponsible populism worth the price?
To work more interconnected with all the actors towards a better construction process of new areas.
To integrate those living but not eligible into your community and profit from a better-connected society.
To connect your active members more closely.
NGO/NPO (with Activists)
To bring all actors of an NGO on the same page. Equal but with keeping your constitutional dependencies.
You may empower your employees or other stakeholders and enhance their way of influence. Or you just may use civil decision-making with fixed-weight open actors to involve a number of departments or other actors in evaluating options for specific decisions. In any case, you get a tool that works.
Neighbourhood Level Parliament
Maybe one day our governmental structure clusters even more. Because we can and we should.
District Level Parliament
For participation within your area/s.
County/City Level Parliament
For participation on a city level.
Democracy in non-European societies
In parts of the world, representative democracy is considered by many a part of Western culture, not fitting to their own culture. We say, yes, it is. We say, even more, it is not even longer a part of Western culture. But not because democracy does not fit these cultures. Just because representative democracy, with its urge to completely align to groups, is not able to sustain its own institutions in an individualized, media-driven world. By integrating general trust structures and maintaining incentives to seek compromise, sustainable democratic institutions and popular responsibility can be real everywhere.
The Jewish-Israeli and Palestine people are both shaped and hurt through European traditions but have not yet found their own sustainable way to modernity and democracy. Any peace solution between them will last only if it is based on the common willingness to find a solution supported by the two people. Of course, civil democracy is only one piece of the much larger puzzle of finding a way into a peaceful and flourishing future that will help to make the whole Middle East the vibrant center of history-aware progress it deserves to be. But it will be a necessary part playing its role.
Global climate change negotiations
Isn’t it curious that climate change negotiations are bargains between Japan and Iceland? Shouldn’t they be between Environmentalists and Pro-growth economists? The world in its United Nations as-if-constitutional state is currently like a federal state without a second, generally elected chamber. Surely, integrating 8 billion people is not the project for next week. But it will not at all be possible without civil democracy but surely possible with it.