Deliberation and Collaboration in the Policy Process: A Web 2.0 approach

Klaus Petrik

Abstract


This paper is a summary of a PhD thesis proposal. It will explore how the Web 2.0 platform could be applied to enable and facilitate the large-scale participation, deliberation and collaboration of both governmental and non-governmental actors in an ICT supported policy process. The paper will introduce a new democratic theory and a Web 2.0 based e-democracy platform, and demonstrate how different actors would use the platform to develop and justify policy issues.

Keywords


E-democracy; Web 2.0; civic engagement; deliberative democracy; participatory decision-making (policy cycle); proxy voting; collective intelligence (CI)

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