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A micro-democratic perspective on crowd-work
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Social media has provided governments with new means to improve efficiency and innovation, by engaging a crowd in the gathering and development of data. These collaborative processes are also described as a way to improve democracy by enabling a more transparent and deliberative democracy where citizens participate more directly in decision processes on different levels. However, the dominant research on the e-democratic field takes a government perspective rather then a citizen perspective. E-democracy from the perspective of the individual actor, in a global context, is less developed. In this paper I therefore develop a model for a democratic process outside the realm of the nation state, in a performative state where inequality is norm and the state is unclear and fluid. In this process e-participation means an ICT supported method to get a diversity of opinions and perspectives rather than one single. This micro perspective on democratic participation online might be useful for development of tools for more democratic online crowds.

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ACM Press ACM Press, 2014. , 4 p.
Keyword [en]
Performative states; crowdsourcing; e-participation; open government; e-democracy.
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111080OAI: diva2:774166
Available from: 2014-12-22 Created: 2014-12-22 Last updated: 2015-08-10

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