E2D International

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E2D International
E2D signet
Abbreviation E2D
Formation January 1, 2011 (2011-01-01)
Type International nongovernmental organisation
Legal status Unregistered
Purpose/focus Political
Headquarters Online
Membership E2D parties and affiliated associations
Main organ General Assembly
Website http://e2d-international.org/

E2D International (E2D) is the political international of the Electronic Direct Democracy (E2D) Party movement. The E2D Manifesto describes the basic political principles of E2D International member parties.

Project[edit]

To help create and promote parties with only one element in their program: Direct Democracy ("a form of democracy in which sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate").

E2D parties are to be politically non-partisan and their agenda entirely based on people’s decision, determined by means of referenda and initiatives organized by party members and citizens. These organized systems will thus allow citizens to vote on propositions of laws submitted by elected members of parliament, but also to propose new laws.

Mission[edit]

The mission for Electronic Direct Democracy (E2D) International is:

to help establish, to support and promote, and to maintain communication and co-operation between politically-neutral electronic direct democracy parties around the world.

The E2D Manifesto[edit]

The E2D Manifesto, collaboratively drafted in February 2011 by representatives from Citizens for Direct Democracy, Online Party of Canada, Partido de Internet, Aktiv Demokrati, Demoex, Senator Online and Partidul Romania Online using Participedia.net, is a document which describes the basic political principles of E2D International. The E2D Manifesto was inspired by the ideas of Aki Orr, amongst others.

Parties[edit]

All over the world, E2D parties have been started independently at local, regional and national levels, inspired by the collaborative force of the Internet to bring true direct democracy to the political arena and give power back to the People.

Country Name Registration status Member of E2D International Elected Voting system
 Australia Senator Online Officially registered Yes No N/A
 Belgium Citizens for Direct Democracy Officially registered Yes No N/A
 Canada Online Party of Canada / Parti en ligne du Canada Officially registered No No Proprietary
 Denmark Direkte Demokrati Active but unregistered No No N/A
 Hungary Party of Internet Democracy Officially registered No No N/A
 Israel Hayeshira No No No N/A
 Italy Democratici Diretti No No No N/A
 New Zealand Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand Registration was cancelled No No N/A
OurNZ Party No No No N/A
 Romania Partidul Romania Online Active but unregistered Yes No N/A
 Slovenia Svojpolitik.si Active but unregistered Yes No N/A
 Spain Partido de Internet Officially registered No No N/A
 Sweden Aktiv Demokrati Active but unregistered Yes No GOV
Demoex Officially registered Yes Yes Drupal

References[edit]

This page incorporates content from Participedia under the Creative Commons ShareAlike Unported 3.0 licence.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Orr, A. (2007). Big Business, Big Government or Direct Democracy: Who Should Shape Society? online version
  • Gutmann, A. D., Thompson, F. (2004). "Why Deliberative Democracy?", Princeton University Press, Google Books
  • Surowiecki, James (2004). The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations Little, Brown ISBN 0-316-86173-1
  • Ober, Josiah (1989). Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens: Rhetoric, Ideology and the Power of the People. Princeton
  • Ober, Josiah and C. Hendrick (edds) (1996). Demokratia: a conversation on democracies, ancient and modern. Princeton
  • Raaflaub K. A., Ober J., Wallace R. W. (2007) Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece, University of California Press.