Meetings as a key element of democracy


#1

I am not sure I have fully grasped the idea behind “Designing Open Democracy”, but from what I’ve seen so far, I thought I’d mention the Kunsido forum as being of potential interest:

It is not primarily about democracy but about meetings. But I believe that meetings are a key element of democracy (especially when conceived “Outside The Ballot Box”) so that there is much space there to discuss the democracy aspect of meetings there…


#2

Agreed, meetings crucial to democracy. Not just meetings formally arranged to talk about politics, but also social meetings in public spaces. I believe Jurgen Habermas theorised that Coffee Shops and Salons were crucial to the development of liberalism within 18th Century France as public spaces in which people would meet and exchange views and ideas.