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  1. Why this insistence on direct democracy?

  2. What is NCN?

  3. What is the main goal/objective of NCN?

  4. What exactly is your approach to promote direct democracy  and governance by people?

  5. How does NCN work?

  6. Who are all behind the movement?

  7. What is the role of an NCN Friend?

  8. Where is NCN located?

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1.  Why this insistence on direct democracy?

We have depended too long on merely representative democracy, a system where people after electing their representatives are no more in control until yet another election comes around. Hence corruption, lack of adequate accountability, etc. We need a system where, in addition to representative democracy, we have also provision for direct, ongoing control by people. People need to directly be in governance on a day to day basis.

 

2.  What is NCN?

NCN is the abbreviation for Neighbourhood Community Network, an organization started to promote governance by people and direct democracy through neighbourhood parliament networks. Registered in Andhra Pradesh, India, it is a national organization and intends to have links in all the countries of the world.

 

3.  What is the main goal/objective of NCN?

The main goal of NCN is to promote direct democracy and governance by people through federations at various levels of neighbourhood parliaments of about 30 families each. Through these networks it intends to give the people at the base an ongoing say in the way the world is run. See for more details, "The Dream of A New World Governance by People".

 

4. What exactly is your approach to promote direct democracy and governance by people?

We believe forums where people come together and talk are essential if people are to decide together on things that affect them and thus take charge and govern. Direct democracy will not be possible unless they have access to parliaments where things are deliberated and legislated. Hence we propose parliaments of about thirty neighbouring families each. These neighbourhood parliaments take charge of their neighbourhood.

 

5.   How does NCN work?

NCN works through various concept promotion approaches and by way of organizing networks of NCN Friends chapters. NCN tries as an organization to sell the idea of direct democracy through publications, seminars, website, direct-mailing, publicity in media, lobbying, encouraging pioneering initiatives and the like. It creates chapters of NCN Friends to help promote the idea in the various districts, states and nations. It also creates a district level pilot model in Kanyakumari District in South India.

 

6.   Who are all behind the movement?

It is started by a group of social activists belonging to various religions. Most of the members have been or are holding national and international positions. See for details: People Behind.

 

7.   What is the role of an NCN Friend?

You can become a member of NCN friends Chapters. Such chapters could be established at various districts, states, and nations. We intend to have a world wide network of NCN Friends chapters. As a member of NCN Friends chapters you would be able to team-up with others who show interest in the concept and work for direct democracy and governance by people through neighbourhood parliament networks.

 

8.   Where is NCN located?

NCN headquarters are at Nagercoil. A town in the southernmost district of India. Address: 10,  East Colony, Ramavarmapuram, Nagercoil - 629 001, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, INDIA.