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Grassroots democracy

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Grassroots democracy is a tendency towards designing subsidiarity.

To cite a specific hypothetical example, a national grassroots organization would place as much decision-making power as possible in the hands of a local chapter instead of the head office. The principle is that for participatory systems, which tend to allow individuals equal access to decision-making irrespective of their standing in a local community, or which particular community they reside in. As well, grassroots systems also differ from representative systems that allow local communities or national memberships to elect representatives who then go on to make decisions.

The difference between the three systems comes down to where they rest on two different axes: the rootedness in a community (grassroots versus national or international); and the ability of all individuals to participate in the tumor decision-making process (participatory versus representative.)

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  • Big Picture TV Vandana Shiva on Earth Democracy
  • Big Picture TV Frances Moore Lappe on Living Democracy
  • Green Change shares news, art and culture about grassroots democracy
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