Civicracy: Establishing a Competent and Responsible Council of Representatives Based on Liquid Democracy

  title={Civicracy: Establishing a Competent and Responsible Council of Representatives Based on Liquid Democracy},
  author={Reinhard Hainisch and Alois Paulin},
  journal={2016 Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM)},
  • R. Hainisch, A. Paulin
  • Published 18 May 2016
  • Sociology
  • 2016 Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM)
This paper describes Civicracy, an experimental instantiation of a system for enabling collaborative decision-making through liquid democracy. Civicracy was established as a research initiative in 2012 at the Vienna University of Technology, where a prototype was instantiated and a model tested under laboratory conditions. A real-world experiment was planned, however failed to come to life due to a lack of support by potential target environments. Compared with other liquid democracy models… 

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