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https://foisg.com/ Freedom of Information Singapore (FOISG) is a non-partisan, student-led movement dedicated to promoting transparency and the right of access to information.
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Students advocate for Freedom of Information Act in Singapore: https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2020/02/06/students-advocate-for-introduction-of-singapores-own-freedom-of-information-bill/
  
 
The [https://foiadvocates.net/ Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet)] is an international information-sharing network of organizations and individuals working to promote the right of access to information.
 
The [https://foiadvocates.net/ Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet)] is an international information-sharing network of organizations and individuals working to promote the right of access to information.

Latest revision as of 01:10, 13 February 2020

Meta Ideas

Democratic Economy, Alternatives to Capitalism

See Research Network here.

For a talk by Majorie Kelly on the Democratic Economy

Blog post on alternatives to capitalism

Degrowth

Degrowth - See info portal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degrowth

Co-Creation & Co-Production

https://www.scie.org.uk/co-production/

4th Generation leaders in Singapore to partner citizens in policy-making. See https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/4g-leaders-will-partner-citizens-in-policymaking and https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/dpm-heng-swee-keat-sets-out-how-4g-leaders-plan-to-take-spore-forward-govt-will-partner

Civic Engagement

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/raising-consciousness-on-civic-engagement-the-engaged-cities-award/

sociocracy

Big Ideas

Civic Technology

Digital platforms that allow mass participation and deliberation: pol.is, Smart Participation

See use case of civic technology: VTaiwan and other articles here: See Wong Shiau Ching's presentation on civic tech in Taiwan, based on her PhD dissertation, at IPS Community Forum 2018.

See this Challenge article on various civic tech used for online dialogue, and platform based in Singapore, dialectic.sg

See also https://www.citizenlab.co/

Basic Income

http://basicincome.org/

or Universal Basic Services instead?

Worker-owned Cooperatives

Democracy at Work is a non-profit that advocates for worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic economic system. Based on Richard D. Wolff;s ideas in the book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.

http://community-wealth.org/content/worker-cooperatives

Sanjay Perera, editor of Philosophers For Change, an online journal on alternative socioeconomic paradigms wrote an op-ed on Workers' Self-Directed Enterprises (ST 14 Feb 2015)

Because worker owned firms find it hard to attract capital, this is a proposal of a mechanism that locks worker interests in a partially employee-owned firm with those of investors, while retaining worker control over the firm. https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/make-capital-work-us-real-world-proposal-gradual-transformation-economy/

Freedom of Information

https://foisg.com/ Freedom of Information Singapore (FOISG) is a non-partisan, student-led movement dedicated to promoting transparency and the right of access to information.

Students advocate for Freedom of Information Act in Singapore: https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2020/02/06/students-advocate-for-introduction-of-singapores-own-freedom-of-information-bill/

The Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet) is an international information-sharing network of organizations and individuals working to promote the right of access to information.

http://opengovernment.org/

Ombudsman

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/how-ombudsman-could-benefit-singapore

Participatory Budgeting

https://www.participatorybudgeting.org/what-is-pb/

Connecting addicts and ex-offenders, instead of medicalising and isolating them

See Johann Hari TED talk

Universal Family Care

https://universalfamilycare.org/

Christopher Gee on this idea:

"It’s a proposal to simplify different social care programmes into an umbrella social insurance scheme into which workers pay premiums (although they don’t necessarily refer to the payments as such, it could also be structured in the form of a tax).

As a broad-based social risk-pool, this has attractions in broadening coverage for family care services, but the concern will be how one pays for all of this.  And that will be contested in the political arena, more so in those places where these care costs are not socialised but are primarily shouldered by the family.  One practical example of this possible contestation might come in the situation where the scheme is asked to pay for the childcare costs of the fifth or sixth child of an unemployed single mother all squeezed into a rental flat.  Will people (typically the more well-to-do, with least family dependency) be happy to pay higher taxes or premiums to cover the costs of those more likely to claim under the scheme?

Workers’ contributions at a level sufficient to make the scheme financially sustainable could also be prohibitive, but this is as much an issue of the demand-supply factors for care services than it is the mechanisms by which we pay for such services."

Solutions Journalism

https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/

Implementable Ideas

Virtual Toy Library

Crowdsource Interview Questions

Crowdsource interview questions to ask so that most pertinent questions are answered by the most prominent people

Wellbeing Teams

Wellbeing Teams by Helen Sanderson. Helen has developed an innovative community care model (based loosely on the Buurtzog concept) with self-managing teams delivering person-centric care in the community without the layers of bureaucracy that oftentimes results in unsatisfactory outcomes for the care recipients, care-givers and the community as a whole.She is also co-founder of charity Community Circles, creating solutions to loneliness together. She is one of 50 New Radicals in the UK, and is award winning for innovation in health and care and value-based recruitment. (Helen will visit IPS for a talk on 6 Sept 2019, for background info on that, see link [to be posted later] )

Gratitude and attributions

https://www.fastcompany.com/90441901/10-minutes-reflecting-on-who-helped-you-succeed-can-transform-your-idea-of-the-meritocracy?utm_campaign=eem524%3A524%3As00%3A20191215_fc&utm_medium=Compass&utm_source=newsletter

Solutions Focused Think Tanks

New Economics Foundation

https://neweconomics.org/

London-based think tank that described itself as a people-powered think tank. They champion: "AN ECONOMY FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE"

To do this, "WE WORK WITH PEOPLE IGNITING CHANGE FROM BELOW AND WE COMBINE THIS WITH RIGOROUS RESEARCH TO FIGHT FOR CHANGE AT THE TOP"

"TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE RULES TO MAKE THE ECONOMY WORK FOR EVERYONE"

https://letschangetherules.org/

A new website from the New Economics Foundation. It maps inspiring local, community and workplace initiatives to build a more democratic and sustainable economy, and showcases the policies to make it happen.

Nesta

https://www.nesta.org.uk/

Focus is on innovation

Third Way

https://www.thirdway.org/

DC based think tank that produces policy innovations, rigorous research, and issue campaigns

Tamarack Institute

http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Focused on community change. Provides training and fellowships for community changemakers.

Practical Action

https://practicalaction.org