Knowledge Base

What is...?

Explanations of different democracy and open government terms and concepts

  • Participation

    Types of participation Involve’s Pathways through Participation research, with NCVO and the Institute for Volunteering Research, found that people’s…

  • What is Public Participation?

    Public participation is the engagement of individuals with the various structures and institutions of democracy, including voting, contacting a…

  • Facilitation

    Facilitation is a process of enabling groups to work cooperatively and effectively together and which emphasises the involvement of all participants…

  • Deliberative Systems Thinking

    Deliberative systems thinking is an approach to understanding and analysing democracy that is concerned with how different perspectives are…

  • Open Government

    Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and…