McKinnon: Issues in Political Theory 2e
A Washington-based non-profit organisation that seeks to ‘reinvigorate’ American democracy, and has developed deliberative procedures, including the ‘21st Century Town Meeting’.
Centre for Deliberative Democracy
The Centre for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University conducts research into Deliberative Polling. Contains plenty of information on how Deliberative Polling works, and the results of past polls.
The website of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, a group which promotes deliberative democracy in the US and abroad.
Electoral Reform Society
A group which campaigns for a change to the British electoral system from ‘first-past-the-post’ to the ‘Single Transferrable Vote’.
A renowned independent watchdog that monitors the state of freedom and democracy across the world.
HM Government e-petitions
Perhaps worth a quick look. Since 2011, British citizens can start and sign online petitions which, if signed by 100,000 people, will be considered for parliamentary debate. The Obama White House has a similar scheme, called ‘We The People’, here: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions.
Podcast in which Anne Phillips discusses the representation of women in a representative democracy.
A campaign for an elected British head of state.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Entries on democracy, citizenship, and public justification.
Timeline: Democracy's Rocky Road
Interactive timeline charting the development of democracy worldwide from 4000 BC onwards, as compiled by the BBC News website.