Scaling-up deliberation


The most successful democratic innovations insofar have only been able to promote good deliberation by employing small discussion groups (5 to 15 participants). In the first field experiment of this ongoing project we show that it is possible to design online democratic innovations that can induce good argumentation in large groups of more than 150 participants using argument mapping.


In April 2016 I have applied to a grant to expand the pilot project.


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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