Participatory democracy and expanding political participation of civil society, and democratic control of all areas of society:
It is important to reiterate that the detailed elaboration and implementation of all hereby-recommended reforms can only emerge from a grassroots democratic process…
In a viable society, the common good and the private good must continuously be brought into line. In dictatorships, the primacy of the common good over the private good has often been abused. Thus, in order to achieve this, democracy and rule of law are essential preconditions for the aimed synergetic interaction between public welfare and democratic control – they are of particular importance and must be won repeatedly. Against the wear and loss of foundation in parliamentary democracy (functionary democracy) as a second pillar of a lively democracy, the opportunities for so called participatory democracy must be developed much stronger, inter alia through petitions and referenda, through participation in the working world, and not least by promoting and political integration of citizen movements and civil society initiatives etc. – this is also to counter the takeover of politics by economic or other special interests…
 See also Academy of Solidarity Economy – Richtungsentwurf.