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Israel-Gaza: how opinion polls used in Northern Ireland could pave a way to peace

Sharing this podcast episode which details the application of peace polls, initially inspired by Inuit consensus practices, to facilitate peace in Northern Ireland and proposes their potential in addressing the Israel-Palestine conflict. Despite challenges in engaging all parties, notably an unresponsive Israeli leadership, the methodology's success in inclusively gauging public opinion on contentious issues highlights its relevance for promoting democratic dialogues and reform efforts globally, resonating with our focus on exploring innovative democratic processes

Dausume introduces his Open Source Research & Democracy Platforms

This was saved from the forum and is posted here to help him get his word out about his effort

Howdy ya’ll, my name is Dustin and I’m from America. I’ve worked for a while on two projects that interrelate.

I work professionally as a Full Stack Engineer and have for a number of years, my BS was effectively in Physics and CS, and I have partially completed an Electrical Engineering Masters which I’ve paused my studies on.

One is Polari, a Research Platform intended for the Open Source audience.

The other is a Democratic Platform approach for direct scoring and analysis of policies and by extension applicable for analysis of politicians and special interest groups involved in policy development.

This platform is also intended as an alternative route towards enabling people to directly design and develop policies in a particular/different kind of Direct/Participatory Democratic method.

Pitch decks for the platforms and how they operate in more general terms can be found through links provided.

A link to the GitHub for the python backend that acts as the core of the research platform, which integrates with the democratic system, is also included.

As well as the front end of the research platform, which includes capability for creating new objects through a UI.

One of my current focuses for development is getting a ‘no-code’ or ‘flow-design’ UI to work, the backend that can make this usable is already largely implemented on the python backend.

The general Database design and approach along with sample calculations and methods for the democratic approach are described in the pitch deck, however much of the functionality is shared between the platforms and is re-usable between them.

Research Platform Python Backend:

Research Platform Angular Frontend:

Political Scorecard, Democracy Platform Pitchdeck

Polari, Open Source Research Platform Pitchdeck

Deregistration of Flux Party by the Australian Electoral Commission

According to Flux’s website they have been deregistered by the Australian Electoral commision 1

This is very sad news for the world of democracy reform efforts in Australia. It also states on their website they will be looking to wind Flux up, since they believe that it is no longer worth it, but I would hope that Flux continues to operate in some capacity since they managed impressive growth and the idea ha some merit.

Podcast: Designing Open Democracy 2020 Primer

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In this episode, we will be officially explaining about the aims and goals of Designing Open Democracy for this year.

This was recorded as part of a February Designing Open Democracy Melbourne Australia meetup event "Designing Open Democracy 2020 Primer" that was held on 2020-02-21

During this primer, we were also joined in the Audience by a few members of other democracy related organisations. One was Kimbra White from MOSAICLAB as well as Willow from Coalition of Everyone.

  • Kimbra White (Director for MosaicLab) :
  • Willow Berzin​ (Founder for Coalition of Everyone):

Podcast: Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility towards Economic Democracy

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Hi and welcome to the Designing Open Democracy Podcast. We are an Australian based forum keeping track of democracy innovations in Australia and around the world. In the background of the banking royal commission starting at 2017 and the uncovering of banking misconduct by the big four banks in Australia, there is a need for the public to be able to trust that corporations will work in the interest of all stakeholders.

This podcast recorded and hosted by Alexar on March 2020, was a talk by Anthony McMullen from Co-operative Bonds, explaining how we can step beyond Corporate Social Responsibility towards a corporate structure with a fundamentally more democratic economic structure. Given the situation around the world with the global pandemic in 2020, social distancing requirements meant we had to record this episode by video conferencing. So audio quality will be different compared to other episodes.

The first half of this event with be a short primer by Anthony McMullen to get newcomers up to speed about what Co-operatives is and why it matters. Afterwards a panel led by Anthony McMullen will be held to discuss about the state of co-operatives in Australia and how co-operatives can gain traction against traditional forms of business structures.

Podcast: Isegoria: The Way Citizens’ Juries Deliver It, How Elections Destroy It (Nicholas Gruen: CEO of Lateral Economics)

Hi and welcome to the Designing Open Democracy Podcast. We are an Australian based forum keeping track of democracy innovations in Australia and around the world.

For this episode recorded on the 3rd of March 2020, I visited a prominent Australian economist named Nicholas Gruen, CEO of Lateral Economics.

As frequent commentator on economic reform as well as innovation, he will be joining us for this episode to explore the concept of Citizens' Juries and how it could be implemented in Australia and other countries.

Podcast: Basil’s Table - Banking On The Future In A Climate Of Change (888 Co-operative Causeway)(Special)

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Antony McMullen from Co-operative Bonds organised this particular event via 888 Co-operative Causeway Basil’s Table interview series to explore the challenges and opportunities for customer-owned banks in the post Royal Commission environment.

The main speaker for this event is Rowan Dowland who heads up the Bank Australia’s strategy and planning area.

While this event is not directly operated by Designing Open Democracy, this may be of interest to our community in providing the background context for next month talk "Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility towards Economic Democracy (Cooperatives)" by Antony McMullen who co-founded both Co-operative Bonds and 888 Co-operative Causeway.

This was recorded live with minimum editing on the February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Kelvin Club.

888 Co-operative Causeway Event Link:

Podcast: Designing Open Democracy: "Trust, a concept analysis" (After: Fake News Trivia) (2019-12-11 Wednesday)

Hi All Members of Designing Open Democracy,

Before the year ends, this is a gathering about how the year in democracy has ended, as well as to discuss what the future may hold for democracies around the world.

Initially, our guest Alexar Pendashteh will present his analysis and musings on the nature of trust and how society conceptualises and acts upon it.

This will be followed by a group discussion, so don't forget to bring all your strong opinions with you!

After that you are welcome to join a Fake vs Real News trivia game!