Crowdsourcing the Egyptian Constitution

@article{Maboudi2016CrowdsourcingTE,
  title={Crowdsourcing the Egyptian Constitution},
  author={Tofigh Maboudi and Ghazal P. Nadi},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2016},
  volume={69},
  pages={716 - 731}
}
Drawing on empirical evidence from online citizen feedback on the 2012 Egyptian Constitution, we demonstrate that despite normative skepticism about implications of participatory constitution making, citizen participation matters. Using data of more than 650,000 online votes and comments on the constitution, we find that draft provisions with higher public approval are less likely to change and those with lower approval are more likely to change. We also find that Articles related to rights and… 

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