World Parliament Experiment
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The World Parliament Experiment (WPE) is an online debating forum which allows participants to vote on issues, elect representatives and change procedures. The provisional parliament is open to anyone to join and has an elected speaker and various other delegates.
The WPE was first called The Global Democracy Experiment (TGDE).
The WPE aims to become a real political factor, and to eventually create a united, direct democratic world. Proponents claim that the more people participate, the more important the WPE will become, so that the WPE results will be introduced into the international political process as claims to decisions-makers during the first phase of its development. In the long run, the WPE is meant to serve as a role model for the establishment of a real-life World Parliament.
WPE currently uses a direct democratic online voting system with delegated voting, where every member can post proposals that the other members can view, improve, debate and finally decide upon.
- George Monbiot, "The Age of Consent". HarperPerennial, 2004.
- The World Parliament Experiment
- Report from the WPE/ISFIT project
- Press articles about WPE/ISFIT
- The International Student Festival in Trondheim
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