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 e-participatory budgeting with more than 100 software categorized.

News:

 

New article on the systemic approach to democracy

 

Scholio project starting

 

Milan PB reaches 10.000 enrolled users in the ideation phase.

 

First RCT in a Citizens' Assembly successfully implemented!

 

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

 

Experiment on Brazilian candidates forthcoming in AJPS

 

Argument mapping paper published in New Media and Society.

 

"Failures to analyze Failures" paper published in PS.

 

Working paper on multi-channel Democratic Innovations