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Participatory democracy is a broadly inclusive term for many kinds of decision making which require consultation on important decisions by those who will carry out the decision.

These methods have become increasingly important in online collaboration, resulting in parallel growth of e-democracy and use of participatory methods in workplaces.

Green View

All theories of green politics include some variant of participatory methods. In these theories, of which the best known is the Four Pillars of the Green Party, making consultation on important decisions by those who will carry it out reduces the probability of a decision that seriously disadvantages one group (reducing social justice) or of violent resistance.

Workplace Variants

Workplace democracy is an application of methods generally used in politics in the economic enterprise, including the election or hiring of management by workers. These methods are being carried out by the people who have made the decision and who bear its consequences.

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