Tag Archives: Citizens’ participation in lawmaking

Orozco: Democratizing the Law: Legal Crowdsourcing

David Orozco of Florida State University has posted Democratizing the Law: Legal Crowdsourcing (Lawsourcing) as a Means to Achieve Legal, Regulatory and Policy Objectives, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article defines the emergent practice of lawsourcing, which is … Continue reading

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OpenGov Foundation receives Knight Foundation grant for online participatory lawmaking system

The OpenGov Foundation announced yesterday that it had received a $750,000 USD grant from the Knight Foundation to “implement, test and refine an online and open process for creating new laws.” Here are excerpts from the announcement: Americans will soon … Continue reading

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Legal informatics papers at ICEGOV 2014

Several papers on legal informatics or legal data analysis are scheduled to be presented at ICEGOV 2014: International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, being held 27-30 October 2014 in Guimarães, Portugal. Here are the legal informatics … Continue reading

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Parelon: New legislative crowdsourcing platform for Lazio, Italy

Parelon is a new online legislative system of Regional Council of Lazio, Italy, that permits crowdsourcing of legislative drafting. Parelon is the subject of a new article in Wired Italy: Guido Romeo: Ecco Parelon, il parlamento elettronico è operativo in … Continue reading

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Calls for papers: E-Justice and E-Democracy/E-Participation Mini-tracks @ ECEG 2015

Calls for papers have been posted for two legal-informatics-related mini-tracks — on E-Justice and E-Democracy/E-Participation — at ECEG 2015: European Conference on eGovernment, to be held 18-19 June 2015 in Portsmouth, England, UK. Both calls have submission deadlines of 27 … Continue reading

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Epstein et al.: The Value of Words: Narrative as Evidence in Policy Making

Dmitri Epstein, Cynthia R. Farina, and Josiah Heidt have published The Value of Words: Narrative as Evidence in Policy Making, Evidence and Policy, 10, 243-258 (2014). Here is the abstract: Policy makers today rely primarily on technical data as their … Continue reading

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Lee et al.: Efficient Elicitation of Social Choice Functions in Crowdsourced Lawmaking

David T. Lee, Ashish Goel, Tanja Aitamurto, and Hélène Landemore presented a paper entitled Crowdsourcing for Participatory Democracies: Efficient Elicitation of Social Choice Functions, at Collective Intelligence 2014, held 10-12 June 2014, at MIT. Here is a summary from the … Continue reading

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