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[ecrea] New book: ICT for Dialogue and Inclusive Decision-Making

Sat Jun 02 08:02:24 GMT 2018

New book: ICT for Dialogue and Inclusive Decision-Making
Peter Lang
Edited by Anna Przybylska

Public consultations are a weak but institutionally embedded form of civic participation in political decision-making. Their input and output are often a cause for concern. This has motivated the authors to design the inDialogue platform to help transmit knowledge about the methodology of public consultations. It follows the deliberative public consultation model and recognizes the value of social inclusion in knowledge-sharing and argument exchange in building an open political community. In this book, researchers as well as practitioners in their respective fields discuss various aspects of the inDialogue software’s development and implementation. They document the complexity of the work that was carried out in an applied interdisciplinary project in the area of democratic innovations.

“The value of this volume is not only in its presentation of inDialogue as an innovative application enabling those with disabilities to access public debate and consultation, but also in raising important questions about the introduction of ICT for debate and consultation. These questions are answered from both the perspective of the technical and social sciences.” Jerzy Bartkowski, professor at the Institute of Sociology, the University of Warsaw

“ICT for Dialogue and Inclusive Decision-Making is a splendid contribution to the literature concerning online deliberation and civic engagement. It usefully bridges the academic world of theory and empirical studies, and the practice of citizen deliberation, carefully documenting both the design and experiences
of the In Dialogue project in Poland.”
Todd Davies, associate director and lecturer, Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University

The Editor
Anna Przybylska is an assistant professor and head of the Centre for Deliberation at the Institute of Sociology, the University of Warsaw. She is manager of the applied project “New Perspectives for Dialogue: the Model of Deliberation and ICT for the Social Inclusion in decision-making” (2014–2017).
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