Practical Democracy: Implementation
It is hard to achieve democracy because true democracy has no champions. It offers no rewards for individuals or vested interests; it gives no individual or group an advantage over others. Hence, it offers no incentive for power-seeking individuals or groups to advocate its adoption.
The best chance for something like the Practical Democracy concept to develop will be if it is adopted in a small community. In May of 2015, the people of Frome in the U.K. rejected all party candidates and elected an independent city government.1 They might welcome a mechanism like Practical Democracy to ensure the election of independent individuals in the future.
- 1. How Flatpack Democracy beat the old parties in the People's Republic of Frome http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/22/flatpack-democracy-peopl...