This is a rough idea I've recently had, so bear with me.
The idea is a synthesis of demarchy
and direct democracy
, with technical experts (technocrats) playing an advisory, non-executive role.
The political process could start with a citizen starting a petition. If the petition has reached an appropriate number of signatories (which would depend on the nature and scope of the petition itself) before expiry, then a session is convened consisting of 6 (or 12?) ordinary...