The Solonian Democracy Institute was founded in 2017 to research and to further understanding of alternative democratic practices. In particular, the Institute looks at ways to deepen participation beyond elections and to substantially increase the number of people meaningfully involved in political decision-making. About us →
Promoting Alternative Democratic Practices
Deepening Participation Beyond Elections
Laying the Foundations for Digital Direct Democracy
The Importance of Verified Civic Engagement
May 20 · 15 min
Roslyn Fuller speaks with Colleen Hardwick, the Founder and CEO of PlaceSpeak, about her company, her...
May 7 · 1 min
In early March 2023, people from all over the world gathered at the Global Forum for Modern Direct Democracy...
Negative Voting &
The Future of Taiwan
Dec 6 · 16 min
Roslyn Fuller speaks with Sam Chang, the President of the Negative Vote Association, about the idea behind...
Democracy & Digitalisation -
A Ugandan Perspective
Sep 16 · 14 min
Roslyn Fuller interviews Patricia Namakula, Head of Research and PR/Communications at the at the Centre for Multilateral...
We monitor and research innovations in modern democracy.
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Digital Democracy Report 2024
This report, now in its fourth edition, tracks the development of digital democracy technologies and seeks to provide an overview of the various fields of application (e.g. voting, participatory budgeting, public consultation, etc.). The goal is to provide a repository for policy makers, NGOs and academics, as well as for the democracy software industry itself. This year, we have evaluated 21 eDemocracy tools from 17 countries.