A series of case studies
Recent initiatives for fostering citizen participation in Europe, Australia, and Canada have attracted much attention. Yet new forms of participation have also emerged in other countries and regions around the world. Like the innovations in Western democracies, these are far from perfect, but they offer valuable insights for those concerned with widening the pathways to democratic participation within Western states. This report is a compilation of the case studies created in the framework of the Exploring Worldwide Democratic Innovations project carried out by the European Democracy Hub. An introductory article by Ken Godfrey and Richard Youngs summarizes the project's findings by categorizing distinctive types of citizen participation from examples around the world and teasing out their policy implications.