E-Voting Taskforce - E2D International Members of this task force are in charge of helping develop an open-source e-democracy system to be adopted by any E2D party or other organizations for electronic direct democratic decision-making. Basic general information about solutions related to e-voting: authentication, voting, amongst others. Requirements (in construction) List of features Voting options Yes/No/Abstention voting Rank voting (e.g. Secure voter authentication Some countries or jurisdictions can use National ID cards (e.g. Should include a section to allow people to comment on each proposals Can include a function for ranking citizens' comments (e.g. thumbs up or down) Method of classification of comments that are the same type Method for filtering propositions (quorum/e-signature gathering) Delegation (voting by proxy) Anyone can become a delegate Delegates are retractable at any time Direct vote overrides the proxy vote Delegate's votes must be public Finite units to add 'weight' and in effect 'economy' to propositions
Propaganda - Wikipedia Form of communication intended to sway the audience through presenting only one side of the argument In the 20th century, the term propaganda was often associated with a manipulative approach, but historically, propaganda has been a neutral descriptive term. A wide range of materials and media are used for conveying propaganda messages, which changed as new technologies were invented, including paintings, cartoons, posters, pamphlets, films, radio shows, TV shows, and websites. More recently, the digital age has given rise to new ways of disseminating propaganda, for example, bots and algorithms are currently being used to create computational propaganda and fake or biased news and spread it on social media. Etymology From the 1790s, the term began being used also to refer to propaganda in secular activities. The term began taking a pejorative or negative connotation in the mid-19th century, when it was used in the political sphere. Definition History Types
Statistika i zanimljivosti | Otvoreni parlament Put Zakona Aktuelni saziv Afuera, en el Apertura: Un sitio web de código abierto que le da a los votantes una plataforma para influir en los políticos | Empresa This is the decade of the protest. The Arab Spring. The Occupy Movement. Argentine political scientist Pia Mancini says we’re caught in a “crisis of representation.” “If you want to participate in the political system as it is, it’s really costly,” she says. Democracy OS is designed to address that problem by getting citizens directly involved in debating specific proposals when their representatives are actually voting on them. That’s why Mancini started the Net Democracy foundation, a not-for-profit that explores ways of improving civic engagement through technology. Mancini’s dissatisfaction with electoral politics stems from her experience working for the Argentine political party Unión Celeste y Blanco from 2010 until 2012. Democracy OS is designed to address that problem by getting citizens directly involved in debating specific proposals when their representatives are actually voting on them. Click to Open Overlay Gallery Software Shop as Political Party The Secret Ballot Conundrum
for Government | Assembl What is Assembl? Assembl is an online application that enables hundreds or even thousands of people to work together effectively on the definition of new ideas. The application supports the belief that with the proper conditions, people working together can think smarter than any one member of the group could alone. There are two key factors for the creation of collective intelligence: The larger the group of people, the larger the number of ideas that will be generated. Traditional collective intelligence software tends to refine ideas from one person. Assembl is designed to facilitate the co-creation of new ideas by many people. In terms of public policy, collective intelligence allows officials to engage with citizens in order to better take into account their ideas and needs.
Two Swedish economists foresaw the backlash against globalisation – here’s how to mitigate it The first article in our series Globalisation Under Pressure looks at work from the 1930s that anticipated the backlash against globalisation. Economists Eli Heckscher (1879-1952) and Bertil Ohlin (1899-1979) died more than three decades ago. But it’s fair to assume that neither would have been surprised by the underlying causes of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, or Brexit for that matter. Their Heckscher-Ohlin (H-O) model of international trade – developed at the Stockholm School of Economics in the 1930s – clearly predicted today’s middle-class discontent bellowing at the ballot box. The two Swedes recognised the simple but too-often-overlooked soft underbelly of global trade and growth: prosperity doesn’t distribute evenly. Inherent inequality Building on the H-O model, academic economist Branko Milanovic has described in an elegant chart how income around the world changed from 1988 to 2008. The argument is relatively easy to understand. Mitigating harm
IdeaShare Out in the Open: Hackers Bring Lawmaking Into the 21st Century Seamus Kraft, founder of OpenGov Foundation. Photo: OpenGov Foundation. Have you ever thought you could do a better job writing the laws of our country than those jokers on Capitol Hill? Or have you at least felt the urge to scratch a few lines out of a bill and replace them with something else? Here’s your chance. Every bill currently being debated in the U.S. The site is powered by Madison Project, an open source software platform for writing, publishing, and annotating legislation. ‘We needed a way to hack open the legislative process to bring in all the expertise that was shut out.’ — Seamus Kraft “For people who are not inside of government, it really sucks standing on the outside looking inside seeing the government working on something you know about and not having a way to contribute,” says Seamus Kraft, who co-founded OpenGov and served on Issa’s staff. Any government agency or advocacy group can use Madison to gather public feedback on legislation.