Corpus ID: 320850

An Online Environment for Democratic Deliberation: Motivations, Principles, and Design

@article{Davies2013AnOE,
  title={An Online Environment for Democratic Deliberation: Motivations, Principles, and Design},
  author={Todd R. Davies and Brendan T. O'Connor and A. Cochran and Jonathan J. Effrat and Andrew Parker and Benjamin A. Newman and Aaron Tam},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2013},
  volume={abs/1302.3912}
}
We have created a platform for online deliberation called Deme (which rhymes with 'team'). Deme is designed to allow groups of people to engage in collaborative drafting, focused discussion, and decision making using the Internet. The Deme project has evolved greatly from its beginning in 2003. This chapter outlines the thinking behind Deme's initial design: our motivations for creating it, the principles that guided its construction, and its most important design features. The version of Deme… Expand
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