On International Day of Democracy, International Leaders Call for More Open Public Institutions

The GovLab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Publishes the CrowdLaw Manifesto, Collects Signatures in Support of Principles to Spread Democracy through Digital Collaboration

One year after NYU Tandon's Governance Lab convened thought leaders at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy to lay the foundation for CrowdLaw, more than 100 government and citizen groups have already implemented its practices to improve governance through 21st century technology and tools.

 BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/.– As the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Democracy on September 15 with its theme of "Democracy Under Strain," The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering will unveil its CrowdLaw Manifesto to strengthen public participation in lawmaking by encouraging citizens to help build, shape, and influence the laws and policies that affect their daily lives.

Among its 12 calls to action to individuals, legislatures, researchers and technology designers, the manifesto encourages the public to demand and institutions to create new mechanisms to harness collective intelligence to improve the quality of lawmaking as well as more research on what works to build a global movement for participatory democracy.

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How the nationalist Sweden Democrats could be kingmakers after this weekend's election

Stockholm, Sept. 4.– On September 9, Sweden’s 7.3m voters head to the polls after an Jimmie Åkesson leads the Sweden Democrats since May 2005extraordinary election campaign that has seen yet another radical right wing party dominate the headlines.

The Sweden Democrats have been projected to win up to 25 per cent of the vote, which makes them a potential kingmaker in the ensuing coalition talks.

But there’s a catch. Sweden’s mainstream parties have refused to work with the Sweden Democrats, which has roots in neo-Nazi movements.

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Nevada officials working to ensure secure and fair elections

The Nevada Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy is a panel aimed at boosting civic engagement across the state.

Carson City, Aug.29.– Sometimes, fancy new voting machines and layers upon layers of encryption aren’t enough to fend of cybersecurity threats to American elections.

Sometimes, people are the problem

“People can often be the weakest link when it comes to security,” Wayne Thorley, Nevada’s deputy secretary of state over elections, said Wednesday during a presentation on election security to the Nevada Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy, a panel aimed at boosting civic engagement across the state.

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USA: Senator John McCain died

McCain's death marks the end of an extraordinary life in which the son and grandson of two Navy admirals rose from the bottom of his class at the U.S. Naval Academy to nearly winning the presidency.

Arizona Sen. John McCain dead at 81

Phoenix, ago. 25 (3TV/CBS 5) - Arizona Sen. John McCain, the former prisoner of war, Republican presidential nominee, and one of the most storied politicians in the modern era died Saturday at his Cornville ranch at the age of 81 after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. 

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Angola: Savimbi’s body will be exhume

His death paved the way for a peace deal that would bring an end to one of Africa's longest and bloodiest conflicts, which erupted after independence from Portugal in 1975.

Angola to exhume body of rebel chief Savimbi for 'dignified' burial

Luanda, ago. 14 (AFP) - The body of Angola rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, killed in 2002, will be exhumed before the end of the year so it be can be buried "with dignity," his party said Wednesday.

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