Jean Lievens: EU Digital Democracy

P2P / Panarchy, Politics
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens


Elisa Bruno, EU Policies and Outreach Manager, ECAS

A new Deliberative-Collaborative eDemocracy model is emerging worldwide. This model can ensure high quality policy-making by involving citizens directly in the policy process through the use of Web 2.0 facilities to enhance and manage large-scale information in a collaborative process. As a part of this model, crowdsourcing for policy-making has been used at national and local levels to gather information and knowledge from an undefined crowd using ICT and the Internet. Thanks to crowdsourcing, policy-makers co-legislate with citizens, who then become part of the political process in-between elections.

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NO LABELS: 10 questions for Jon Huntsman, Joe Lieberman

P2P / Panarchy, Politics

no-labels-art10 questions for Jon Huntsman, Joe Lieberman

HARWOOD: What's wrong with American politics?

HUNTSMAN: I think professional politicians have taken over. They've professionalized what used to be a pursuit in public service…

LIEBERMAN: … it got more and more partisan, so my last two years were the most partisan, most rigid, and therefore the least productive. We didn't get anything done.

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Sepp Hasslberger: Liquid Democracy Rising…

Access, Politics
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Political decision-making by elected representatives is far removed from those who go to the election booth once every four or five years. Liquid democracy uses the internet to reduce the distance between citizens and decision makers…

Liquid Democracy: The App That Turns Everyone into a Politician

Liquid Democracy is one of the boldest contemporary innovations in democratic decision-making. The idea uses web technology that allows users to interact in new ways.

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JZ Liszkiewicz: Achieving Democracy

Culture, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience
JZ Liszkiewicz
JZ Liszkiewicz

One perspective is that the more energy and trust we direct at a system that doesn't deserve our energy and trust, the more lost opportunities accumulate (what could have been). People will counter this broken system, but I don't think it's going to be led by those within the political structure/re-structuring, or even be overtly deliberate.

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