The Principles of LiquidFeedback – Subscription phase started 

news :: 2013
von Björn Swierczek am 25. November 2013 Nur in Englisch verfügbar

The subscription phase for our new book The Principles of LiquidFeedback has now started.

Subscribers can purchase the book at the price of € 20 (shipping included) instead of the regular price of € 30. Along with the book all buyers will be granted additional access to a digital version of the book.

Furthermore, we would like to invite the subscribers to our book launch in January 2014, where we will also present “LiquidFeedback 3.0″ to the public.

This book gives an in-depth insight into the philosophical, political and technological aspects of decision making using the internet and the “secrets” of LiquidFeedback, a computer software designed to empower organizations to make democratic decisions independent of physical assemblies, giving every member of the organization an equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process.

The inventors of LiquidFeedback explain the principles and rules of procedure developed for LiquidFeedback providing the key features for democratic self-organization. They give a theoretical background about collective decision making and answers to practical questions. This is a must-read for anybody planning to make online decisions or to build online decision platforms and is also interesting for anybody interested in the future of democracy in the digital age.

The book contains more than 200 pages, including:

  • detailed descriptions of the concepts of Liquid Democracy
  • explanation of the structured discussion process in LiquidFeedback, including:
    • the collective moderation system
    • protection of minorities and the problem of “noisy minorities”
    • preferential voting
  • reasons for the design principles of LiquidFeedback
  • real-world integration into existing democratic systems
  • analysis of the verifiability of voting systems
  • glossary and an extensive index
  • bibliographic references
  • more than 20 illustrations

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the book, please send an email to – subscription phase ends on December 6th, 2013.

Update: As the book will be published as hardcover, the regular price will be € 30. The subscription price of € 20 doesn’t change.

2nd update: The book is now available at: