A large part of individuals’ lives plays out at the municipal level, meaning in their villages or neighbourhoods. Laws and decisions are enforced at the local level. This allows individuals to directly experience the consequences that political decisions have on their lives and to learn that it is worthwhile to become politically active. Orderly procedures and rules must be introduced so that individuals have the opportunity to become politically active and make their voices heard. The following paper presents a number of procedures that have proven to be useful instruments for facilitating active participation by individuals in democratic states.
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