What is participatory, representative, direct and deliberative democracy?


Participatory democracy is the process of emphasising the broad participation of voters in the direction and operation of government. It could be considered a combination of representative, direct and deliberative democracy.

We believe all are important.

Representative democracy allows us to elect leaders whose job it is to keep an eye on the bigger picture, provide insight and direction, consult experts, and assist when there is a divide in public opinion. Your People Decide representative has to communicate, develop and submit Bills to Parliament.

Direct democracy allows the people to vote on Bills in Parliament. If voters vote with a majority, People Decide representatives are contracted to vote with you on Bills.

Deliberative democracy allows the people to debate and discuss Bills before voting. You have to read and can contribute to summaries developed collaboratively by voters on Bills before you vote.