Tag Archives: Citizens’ participation in lawmaking

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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Free Law Founders: New group promotes free access to law and citizens’ participation in lawmaking

Free Law Founders — a new organization promoting free online access to law and citizens’ participation in lawmaking — has launched. Here is a description of the group, from the group’s Website: Citizens, technologists and public officials working together to … Continue reading

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Crowdlaw in Action Part 2: GovLab legal crowdsourcing online conference: Video, storify, and resources

A second online conference on crowdsourced lawmaking, entitled The GovLab Academy Presents: #Crowdlaw Session 2, was held 16 June 2014, using Google + Hangouts on Air. The conference was produced by GovLab: The Governance Lab @ NYU. The event is … Continue reading

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16 June 2014: GovLab legal crowdsourcing online conference: Crowdlaw in Action Part 2

A second online conference on crowdsourced lawmaking, entitled The GovLab Academy Presents: #Crowdlaw Session 2, will be held 16 June 2014, using Google + Hangouts on Air. The conference is produced by GovLab: The Governance Lab @ NYU. The event … Continue reading

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