Democracy Max describes itself as an initiative that "sought to create a non-partisan space where those with different views could debate and discuss ideas about our democracy, and where political rhetoric could be challenged and unpicked". It began with a People's Gathering, "a one day assembly of ordinary people to find out their aspirations for Scotland's future democracy". Following this, "three sets of roundtables were convened to distil the ideas from our delegates, discuss their feasibility, why some of them had not yet been implemented, and the forces that prevent change. The reports from those roundtables have been brought together to present A Vision for a good Scottish democracy".
It was initiated by a non-governmental organisation/charity and researchers, scientists & educators and encouraged people to participate through public assembly. Democracy Max was national in orientation and concerned with democracy, politics & representation.
It was launched in July 2012 and ended in 2013.