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A 600 year-old system of governance, unique for its organic development of consensus through a self-regulated process of deliberation.


A new approach to watershed governance which seeks to improve stewardship and ecological protection through community-based initiatives and cross-jurisdictional collaboration.


An ambitious budgeting initiative which, like many before it, failed to attract a wide number of participants due to a lack of attention given to event promotion and voter recruitment.

A grassroots fight to secure housing and equal rights for Islamabad’s slum residents, many of whom are poor, internally displaced, or minorities.


These six councils have created a permanent cycle of participation and feedback between city planners and the residents they serve. 


Welcome to Participedia!

Anyone can join the Participedia community and help crowdsource, catalogue and compare participatory political processes around the world. All content on Participedia is collaboratively produced and open-source under a Creative Commons License.

Explore: Search, read, download and gain insight from our database of cases, methods, and organizations.

Create: Help improve the quality of this knowledge resource by editing existing content or publishing your own.

Teach: Use Participedia in the classroom as a tool to engage students and showcase their research.

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  • Green Marker Organizations submitted to Participedia.
  • Red Marker Case Studies submitted to Participedia.
  • Explore the world of participation with this interactive geographic guide to cases and organizations.