Reinventing Democracy is a website dedicated to documenting and compiling experiments and experiences in the reinvention of politics.
While theories of politics and democracy have value, and commentary on the political problems we face is also important, this website seeks to be a platform for documenting the solutions, innovations, inventions and experiments that are happening across the world today.
How we govern ourselves and our world is a critical determinant of human welfare in the 21st century. If we do not reinvent our systems of power, modes of governance and political culture, we will continue to fail to address our pressing social and ecological challenge.
In the words of the founder of BRAC, Fazle Hasan Abed:
People are poor because they are powerless. We must organize people for power. They must organize themselves in such a way that they can change their lives.
This website hopes to be a platform documenting and promoting the great and necessary changes that are underway.
Reinventing Democracy was created by José Ramos with the support of Luke Wong and is affiliated with FuturesLab, which supports experimentation for breakthrough social innovation, and is an evolution of the idea for a Democracy Commons.