Navigator to Direct Democracy

The Navigator to Direct Democracy is an international research project on the procedures and practices of modern direct democracy worldwide. Since 2010 and in collaboration with the Research Centre for Citizen Participation at the University of Wuppertal in Germany, several researchers have been working on identifying, collecting and comparing direct-democratic procedures.

To date, some 1500 different procedures at local, regional, national and international levels have been identified, evaluated and processed. Today the Navigator offers those in the media, civil society activists, politicians and administrative personnel a centralised source of information.

It is also being increasingly used in the context of digital applications. It is hoped to enter into further joint research projects on direct democracy with other universities around the globe.