Following the 2008 economic meltdown, Iceland decided its 1944 constitution was out of date and needed stronger checks and balances to prevent another financial crisis. Twenty-five “ordinary residents,” as Mashable describes them, were named to a council that then used social media to get feedback from citizens on what they wanted in the new document. When Iceland held a recent referendum to see if voters approved of the crowdsourced document, 66% voted yes. The parliament still needs to officially approve the new constitution.
Iceland has a strong history of democratic politics. It has the oldest extant national parliament, the Althing, which the Icelanders first held in 930 A.D., marking the beginning of the Icelandic Commonwealth.