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CrowdLaw: Towards a More Inclusive Lawmaking Through Technology

Projektbeschreibung

Digitale Demokratie zur Stärkung des Vertrauens in die Regierung

Vertrauen in die Regierung ist die erfolgreiche Bilanz staatlichen Handels und die Triebkraft einer erfolgreichen Regierungsarbeit. Sind Menschen mit der Regierung unzufrieden, wird das Vertrauen erschüttert und die Zufriedenheit mit der Arbeitsweise des Gesetzgebers nimmt rapide ab. Das EU-finanzierte Projekt CrowdLawLab wird untersuchen, wie Technologie die Legitimität und Qualität der Gesetzgebung und Entscheidungsfindung im Staatswesen verbessern könnte. Dazu werden zwei örtliche Legislativen (Barcelona und Madrid) in CrowdLaw-Reallabors verwandelt, um die Theorie der digitalen Demokratie in der Praxis zu testen. Die Ergebnisse werden gesetzgebende Gewalten, vor allem Stadträte, bei der Entwicklung von partizipativen Gesetzgebungsverfahren unterstützen.

Ziel

With rates of trust in government at all-time lows, the legitimacy of traditional representative models of lawmaking, typically dominated by political party agendas and conducted by professional staff and politicians working behind closed doors, is called into question. But technology offers the promise of opening how parliaments and local legislatures work, creating new challenges and dangers for individual rights and democracy, but also generating unprecedented opportunities for improving the legitimacy and, more generally, the quality of law and decision-making in our political systems. CrowdLaw refers to the use of technology to engage the public in all stages of the lawmaking process, from problem identification to solution identification, proposal drafting, ratification, implementation and assessment. This research project deals with CrowdLaw in order to understand (theoretically and empirically) its impact on legislative institutions, the public and political culture. By exploiting technology to engage a broader and more diverse constituency in the lawmaking process, CrowdLaw has the potential to enhance the quality of lawmaking practices and to transform fundamentally the source of authority undergirding the legislative process. In this sense, three broad hypotheses will guide my work to measure the impact of digital democracy on individual participation, information quality and legislative outcomes. To do so, I am planning to: 1) Develop a taxonomy to organize and analyse CrowdLaw practices; 2) Conduct mixed-methods research to evaluate different CrowdLaw modalities and their legal frameworks and 3) Transform two local legislatures (Barcelona and Madrid) into CrowdLaw living labs to be able to conduct experiments that allow me to test how CrowdLaw initiatives impact the legitimacy and quality of lawmaking. The final goal of this research is to support legislatures, especially city councils, in designing more participatory lawmaking practices.

Koordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 172 932,48
Adresse
PLACA DE LA MERCE, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Spanien

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Links
Gesamtkosten
€ 172 932,48