Diversity and Public Decision Making
2012 (English)In: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology: An International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, ISSN 2010-376X, no 0071, 1678-1683 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Within the realm of e-government, the development has moved towards testing new means for democratic decision-making, like e-panels, electronic discussion forums, and polls. Although such new developments seem promising, they are not problem-free, and the outcomes are seldom used in the subsequent formal political procedures. Nevertheless, process models offer promising potential when it comes to structuring and supporting transparency of decision processes in order to facilitate the integration of the public into decision-making procedures in a reasonable and manageable way. Based on real-life cases of urban planning processes in Sweden, we present an outline for an integrated framework for public decision making to: a) provide tools for citizens to organize discussion and create opinions; b) enable governments, authorities, and institutions to better analyse these opinions; and c) enable governments to account for this information in planning and societal decision making by employing a process model for structured public decision making.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. no 0071, 1678-1683 p.
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-84861OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-84861DiVA: diva2:581620
ICDOG 2012: International Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government, Paris, France, 28-29 november, 2012