Iceland and her crowdsourced constitution. Latest news roundup


Crowdsourcing Iceland’s Constitution
New York Times (blog)
REYKJAVIK ? Icelanders like to do it their way. Where else do you get to dine on minke whale and puffin and routinely address the prime minister by her first name? True to their tradition of doing things differently, Europe’s most sparsely populated


Finland’s Next Laws To Emerge From Online Crowdsourced Proposals
Singularity Hub
This year, Finland has taken two huge steps to make crowdsourced laws a reality. First, its constitution last March was modified to allow every citizen proposal that collects a mere 50,000 signatures to get voted on by Parliament. In response, a non

Iceland residents draft, approve of crowdsourced constitution
A year ago Iceland found themselves between a rock and a hard place. The country was in the middle of a crippling economic recession that sparked multiple protests from disgruntled citizens. Rather than try to sort out the mess on their own, government

Icelanders approve world’s 1st “crowdsourced” constitution – YouTube

Smari McCarthy, International Modern Media Institute, joins Thom Hartmann. As corporations

Icelanders approve their crowdsourced constitution – Max Keiser
Iceland’s citizens were given a chance to help forge a new constitution for their country

Icelanders show us that democracy is the original crowdsourcing (but both have 
Icelanders, who crowdsourced a draft of their national constitution over the past two years, have voted by a 69.5 percent margin to present it to Iceland’s parliament as the basis of the country’s new constitution. That’s a significant step in

Icelanders ‘like’ their crowdsourced constitution
CNET (blog)
Today it was announced that the country’s citizens officially back the draft constitution, according to Reuters. In a referendum held over the weekend, two-thirds of voters said they wanted to use thecrowdsourced constitution as the basis for the

Icelanders Give Crowdsourced Constitution Warm Reception
Thus did new lawmakers opt to go the open route — first with the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, which is fiercely protective of free speech and whistleblowers, and then with constitutionalcrowdsourcing. Finland, one of Iceland’s Nordic brethren


Icelanders approve their crowdsourced constitution
The other was the constitutional crowdsourcing. Iceland’s old constitution was based on that of former master Denmark and was seen as out-of-date, so 25 citizens were brought into into a Constitutional Council to help create a new one. The council took
Icelanders back first ‘crowdsourced constitution
The ballot, which is non-binding, included six questions written by the ConstitutionalCouncil, to which voters could either respond ‘yes’ or ‘no’. The vote was held on Saturday (19 October). The process to draft a new constitution began after the

Icelanders support revising constitution  –
Some 66 percent have supported the draft constitution with about 88000 votes counted.Turnout in Saturday’s vote was estimated at 50 percent of the almost

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