In the UK, three out of five – 60.3% of the voting population, (Jan 2020) – are unhappy with the functioning of our democracy. In 2005, levels of democratic dissatisfaction in the UK stood at 32.8%, despite the Iraq war. 
Unlock Democracy, campaigns for a more participatory democracy in Britain. It continues to work with and support other organisations such as Local Works on the Sustainable Communities Act. W
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about" Margaret Wheatley 
In This Together, 11 July 2011, neweconomics.org, tells the stories of people who are improving public services by working with the people who use them and delivering public services in a radically different way. It describes a range of practical projects and includes personal testimonies from individuals directly involved. These examples have at their heart equal and reciprocal relationships between professionals, people using services, their families and neighbours – an approach known as ‘co-production’.
Participation Works, 21 Techniques to encourage community participation, 14 June, 1998 added 17:05, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
“Where democracy counts most it is nowhere to be seen…by the time we are asked for our opinion, there will be little left to discuss but the colour of the road signs”. George Monbiot 
We’re all in this together: harnessing user and community co - production of public outcomes, Tony Bovaird and Elke Loeffler, June 2013 birmingham.ac.uk
Democratic Audit, independent research organisation, established as a not-for-profit company, and based at the London School of Economics. "Our core objective is to advance education, and to undertake and promote research into, the quality and effectiveness of UK democracy."