I am involved in two large data collection projects. The Participatory Budgeting Census and Participedia. I am also experimenting with using social media in crowd-sourcing information on e-participation software.


The first project currently focuses on mapping participatory budgeting in Brazil and aims in the future to extend the mapping globally.


The second project currently focuses on collecting qualitative case studies on a variety of democratic innovations and aims in the future to become the largest global repository of qualitative and quantiative data on democratic innovations.


The third project is exploratory, it started as a collection of cases of e-participation software, now is becoming one of the largest available curated census of civic technology with more than 100 software categorized. This process informed a new article with Hollie Russon-Gilman currently under review at Governance.



New grant to replicate argument mapping experiment!


Empatia goes gold! Platform is ready and looks amazing.


Brazilian Participatory Budgeting Census 2012-2016 completed (old version here)


Argument mapping paper forthcoming in New Media and Society.


"Failures to analyze Failures" paper forthcoming in PS.


Working paper on multi-channel Democratic Innovations