Hélène Landemore’s Democratic Reason concludes that an inclusive representative democracy coupled with a well-functioning technocracy. on the idea of collective intelligence. It pres- ents arguments supporting the collective in- telligence of the people, which Landemore calls “Democratic Reason”. Landemore, Helene E., Democratic Reason: The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics (April 1, ). COLLECTIVE WISDOM.

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In the book scholars from Iceland, the United States, Italy and France discuss these innovations and explore the lessons that may be drawn from the Icelandic experience in current debates on democracy. I will take the contrasts and nuanced relationships between these four concepts as the starting point of a larger reflection about the difficulty of conceptualizing social life as harmonious without silencing individual voices or blocking the possibility of change.

Mutz’s definition of deliberation as In the crowdsourcing experiment, the public was invited to contribute to the law-reform process by sharing their knowledge and ideas for a better policy. Understanding the successes and failures of deliberation H Mercier, H Landemore Political Psychology 33 2, Collective IntelligenceDemocratic TheoryDeliberative DemocracyConsensusPsychology of Reasoningand 2 more Disagreement and argumentative theory of reasoning Disagreement and argumentative theory of reasoning.

Politics, collective intelligence, and the rule of the many H Landemore. Intrinsic motivations included fulfilling civic duty, affecting the law for sociotropic reasons, to deliberate with and learn from peers.

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This paper presents the foundations of a dfmocratic epistemic case for democracy as a collective decision-rule lanedmore explores the implications of this epistemic claim for normative justifications of democracy, scientific explanations of its The empirical context of the study is a crowdsourced legislative reform in Finland, initiated by the Finnish government.

This article introduces a normative design framework of five principles for crowdsourced policymaking: Remember me on this computer. Assessing the case of crowdsourced off-road traffic law in Finland more. The Epistemic Turn in Deliberative Democracy more. Log In Sign Up.


The Epistemic Value of Democratic Deliberation more. This new paradigm privileges nonelectoral forms of representation and in it, power is meant to remain constantly inclusive of and accessible—in other words open—to ordinary citizens. Partner with the NBn.

After briefly retracing the religious history of Iceland and the steps of the recent constitutional process, the paper thus compares three constitutional proposals drafted at about the same time to replace the Icelandic constitution.

In this essay I defend my epistemic argument against proceduralist democrats; the value of model thinking against empiricists; the bracketing of fundamental value diversity against critics who see such diversity as an essential feature of politics; the intelligence of the masses in the face of voter ignorance and systematic biases; and the normative priority of democracy over market mechanisms.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Only truth or wisdom confer authority, and since democracy is the rule of the unwise, it has no authority. Two of these drafts were written by 7 government experts; the third one was written by a group of 25 lay-citizens, who further crowdsourced their successive drafts to the larger public.

If deliberative democracy is necessarily representative and if representation betrays the true meaning of democracy as rule of, by, and for the people, then how can deliberative democracy retain any validity as a theory of political legitimacy? Publications of the Committee for the Future, the Parliament of Finland 1, Disagreement and Epistemic Arguments for Democracy. Maccormick – – Law and Philosophy 16 4: We find all of these objections wanting.

Iceland in Crisis and Recovery] more. This essay argues that this disposition cannot be properly cultivated in an institutional context—electoral or party democracy— which thrives on and encourages the exact opposite virtue, namely partisanship. When applied to deliberative assemblies of representatives, where there is an upper limit to the number of people that can be included in the group, the argument translates into a defense of a specific selection mode of participants: Two Concepts of Order: Five design principles for crowdsourced policy-making: This article reports a pioneering case study of a crowdsourced law-reform process in Finland.


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Deliberation Within and the Law of Group Polarization more. The paper shows how two authors in particular—Joshua Cohen and David Estlund—have successfully lifted the Rawlsian requirement of epistemic abstinence and defends epistemic democrats and the implications of the epistemic turn in democratic theory against various misconceptions. Politics and the Economist-King: I finally chart three avenues for further research. They participated despite the fact that they did not expect that their contributions would affect the law.

This paper presents the foundations of a systematic epistemic case for democracy as a collective decision-rule and explores the implications of this epistemic claim for normative justifications of democracy, scientific explanations of its empirical success, and policy reforms.

Home What is sortition? The maze and the masses — Democracy as the rule of the dumb many? The motivations driving the participation were in part similar to those observed in traditional democratic processes, such as elections as well as other online collaborations such as crowdsourced journalism and citizen science. Yes, we can make it up on volume: The Icelandic constitutional process offers a unique opportunity to test the predictions of epistemic deliberative democrats as well as some constitutional scholars that more inclusive processes lead to better outcomes.