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"For all the fearmongering we hear out of our politicians on the right about how heaven forbid we're going to turn into Greece, the one country you never hear them talk about any more is Iceland. The reason they don't is, as Cenk Uygur explained on…

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April 9, 2014
Professor Landemore's research interests include democratic theory, theories of justice, the philosophy of social sciences, and the history of thought. Professor Landemore is currently working on a new project on democratic innovations…

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Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Member of Icelandic Parliament discusses the recent convention accomplishments and heartaches of reform.

Full interview with Dee Shanger seen here:
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June 3, 2017 constitutional specialists from Berkeley Law debated the criticisms of the citizen drafted Icelandic constitution. This was part of a large gathering called A Congress on Iceland's Democracy which brought together local grassroots…

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In the US, social media innovators are changing the way people work and play. In Iceland, these innovators may offer the best hope of rescuing an entire nation. Iceland emerged in the 1990s as a financial powerhouse after a thousand years on the…

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A wee discussion on community councils, localness, Scottish constitution, Nordic Horizons, Icelandic crowd-sourced constitution making.
Features Donnacha McGloinn, Norrie Stewart, Phil Attridge & Stewart Lochhead.

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The Constitutional Society of Iceland held a extraordinary civic event, melding performance art, walks throughout the surrounding nature, and discussions on the society we want to live in. Performances by Kársnes Children‘s Choir and ritual by…

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Interview with Guðrún Pétursdóttir, Chair of the Constitutional Advisory Committee. Here she discusses the beautiful way the Icelandic National Broadcaster RÚV showcased each of the 522 Icelandic citizens that ran to be one of the 25 elected to…

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Icelandic Constitutional Council member, Vilhjálmur Þorsteinsson tells us his top lesson learned from the 2011 drafting process.

To learn more about this extraordinary event and efforts to preserve its…

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Katrín Oddsdóttir was a member of the Constitutional Council and teaches law at Reykjavík University and a member of the Icelandic and president of the Icelandic Constitutional society

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Following the economic crash in Iceland in 2008, there was a general demand for reform. This included increased pressure to perform a thorough revision of the Constitution, which had been set when Iceland became an independent republic in 1944. A…

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Encina Hall, Stanford University
March 11, 2013

Finnur Magnussson, Former CTO, Icelandic Constitutional Council

How to Write a Constitution in the 21st Century


The Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University organized a conference on…

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On the eve of the Icelandic elections, Professor Lawrence Lessig's brilliant talk, 'Wither Democracy', from the University of Iceland.

Lessig explains how democracy has failed US and other citizens of the world, and how Iceland is on the brink of…

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In 2012, by a 2/3ds vote, the Icelandic people told its parliament to enact a constitution "based on" a constitution a citizen council had drafted. Four years later, they have done nothing. Help us show the politicians who they work for.

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Press release.

"SOS New Icelandic Constitution ....launches deputy and Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the Parliament

Many in Iceland hope Parliament will adopt before the end of its term the new constitution written by the citizens in…

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The biggest movement you’ve never heard of, is at risk of disappearing into the night. And this matters. It matters to you as a free thinking human being and it matters to world governments as an evolution of democracy, that can effect policy around…

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Smari McCarthy's talk on how Scotland can learn from what happened in Iceland when the people wanted to set up a new constitution. He outlines the road-blocks and traps which were put in the way by the lawyers, politicians, the…

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