Text Analytics Tools for Deliberative Democracy | Aiaioo Labs Blog

Text Analytics Tools for Deliberative DemocracyPosted on January 10, 2014 by aiaiooIn our last post, we spoke about various control mechanisms that can be implemented to support direct democracy which we  interpreted to mean the control of the allocation of common resources by the people who pooled in.We also examined how these controls could be used to curtail man-in-the-middle corruption.In this article, we examine a more sophisticated form of direct democracy called a deliberative democracy.In a deliberative democracy, in addition to the control mechanisms prescribed for direct democracy, there need to be mechanisms to allow deliberation discussion before a referendum or any other action is taken.I quote from the Wikipedia article on deliberative democracy:Deliberative democracy holds that, for a democratic decision to be legitimate, it must be preceded by authentic deliberation, not merely the aggregation of preferences that occurs in voting.In elitist deliberative democracy, principles of deliberative democracy apply to elite societal decision-making bodies, such as legislatures and courts; in populist deliberative democracy, principles of deliberative democracy apply to groups of lay citizens who are empowered to make decisions.

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