Tag Archives: Citizens’ participation in lawmaking

Hack4Congress Legislative Hackathon and Conference: Results, storify, links, and resources

#Hack4Congress: A “Not-Just-for-Technologists” Event to Fix Congress with the OpenGov Foundation — a legislative hackathon — was held January 30-February 1, 2015, at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The event’s Website is available at: http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Challenges-to-Democracy/Events/Hack4Congress The winners … Continue reading

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Martin-Bariteau: The Matrix of Law: From Paper, to Word Processing, to Wiki

Florian Martin-Bariteau of the University of Montreal has published The Matrix of Law: From Paper, to Word Processing, to Wiki, Lex Electronica, 19(1) (2014). Here is the abstract: Fifteen years ago, François Ost proposed a conceptual framework, known as the … Continue reading

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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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