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Re: <nettime> Mexico City is crowdsourcing its new constitution
Eric Miller on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 08:06:57 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Mexico City is crowdsourcing its new constitution


> On Jun 5, 2016, at 3:25 PM, nettime's consitutional hobbyist <nettime {AT} kein.org> wrote:
> 
> Mexico is launching a big experiment in democracy that promises to turn
> people’s ideas into the new law of the land.
> 
> By Rafa Fernandez De Castro
> http://fusion.net/story/298572/how-mexico-city-is-using-the-internet-to-crowdsource-its-new-constitution/

Because after all, direct democracy has a sterling track record of sensible and effective governance.  Just look north to California.

'Proposition 13 changed political culture. Up to this point, the initiative process had been described as a “safety valve”. Now it became an industry and a circus'

http://www.economist.com/node/18548109

(not that I have a better idea, but still…)

Eric
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