Democratic renewal

The best-designed policy in the world is meaningless without a healthy democracy. Democracy is not simply a checklist of institutions such as regular elections or an independent judiciary. Rather than a final destination, democracy should be seen as the task of continually expanding the power of citizens to influence the decisions that affect their lives. The Centre for Policy Development’s Democratic Renewal program looks at how Australia can approach that task in new and innovative ways.

Case Study: Collaborating with the Crowd for Better Policy Development

Mark Elliot, Darren Sharp and Matt Cooperrider from Collabforge draw on their experience with successful collaborative policy development projects to provide guidelines for effective community engagement in the policy process.