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Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not

Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not | real utopias | Scoop.it
Source: www.sacsis.org | Original Post Date: August 15th, 2011 – An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world.
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Pilots in Iceland: Boosting bottom-up municipal democracy | D-CENT

Pilots in Iceland: Boosting bottom-up municipal democracy | D-CENT | real utopias | Scoop.it
Quite impressed by the participatory budgeting by @CitizensFNDN at @dcentproject http://t.co/xCqR2Jp7eq
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Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not

Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not | real utopias | Scoop.it
Source: www.sacsis.org | Original Post Date: August 15th, 2011 – An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world.
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Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not

Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not | real utopias | Scoop.it
Source: www.sacsis.org | Original Post Date: August 15th, 2011 – An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world.
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A New Response to Crisis? Jón Ólafsson on the Case of Iceland

A New Response to Crisis? Jón Ólafsson on the Case of Iceland | real utopias | Scoop.it

Few know more about democracy and governance in Iceland than Jón Ólafsson. Well before 2008’s financial crisis plunged the tiny nation into upheaval (what many would later call the “cutlery revolution”), Ólafsson, who is professor of philosophy at Bifröst University and a member of the Comparative Cultural Studies Department at the University of Iceland, had been studying Iceland’s social justice movements and their relationship to democracy and state power. So when the Icelandic government was forced to resign as a result of popular mobilizations in the winter of 2009, Ólafsson was there, closely monitoring the transition of power, the election of the Icelandic Constitutional Assembly, and the process that led to a new constitution in 2011. His paper on the subject, “Experiment in Iceland: Crowdsourcing a Constitution?” offers the most complete critique of the Constitutional Assembly’s methodology and process, recounting the movement’s ultimate failure to ratify a new constitution in the Icelandic Parliament.

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Anarchist and Parliamentarian, Iceland's Birgitta Jónsdóttir Talks Big E-Revolution

Anarchist and Parliamentarian, Iceland's Birgitta Jónsdóttir Talks Big E-Revolution | real utopias | Scoop.it
“I am a hacker within the system,” says the former Wikileaks collaborator.
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Direct Democracy in Reykjavík: The Wisdom of the Icelandic Crowd-Sourcers

Direct Democracy in Reykjavík: The Wisdom of the Icelandic Crowd-Sourcers | real utopias | Scoop.it
Better Reykjavík is one of the pioneering direct democracy projects originating from Iceland, enabling people to connect directly with — and help shape — political power, and could be applied far beyond Iceland's shores.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation