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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 establishment and the…

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Robert Bjarnason, president and co-founder of citizens foundation in Iceland is introducing the successful projects he has been leading the past years including Your Priorities ( https://www.yrpri.org ) Betri Reykjavik (Better…

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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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Thor Gylfason explains how and why Iceland used Docs to write their constitution in 2012.

More about Docs and constitution drafting: https://youtu.be/1OA1z6GbMQc

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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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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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"So, in 2008, Iceland's economy totally collapsed. And when the Icelandic people looked around to try to see what had failed them, they recognized it was their government, a corrupted government that had failed them. And so, they started a process to…

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Song: DEAD PEOPLE Artist: PARRAMON
The people of Iceland forced their corrupt government to resign.
A public assembly was created to rewrite the constitution.
The banks were nationalized, it was decided not to pay the debt that PRIVATE banks…

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Dr. Guðrún Pétursdóttir Chairman of the Constitutional Committee preparing the Constitutional Assembly talks about the role of the Constitutional Committee and the relations between the people and…

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Iceland's banking collapse is the largest suffered by any country in economic history (relative to the size of its economy). As one of the reactions to the crisis, the Icelandic people are drafting a new collaborative constitution, by the…
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