Archiv 2014  

Presentation and Workshop “LiquidFeedback for Georgian Political Parties” in Tbilisi, Georgia

von Andreas Nitsche am 03. November 2014 Nur in Englisch verfügbar

The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) in The Hague [1], the NIMD South Caucasus Representation [2] and the Association for Interactive Democracy (IAD) in Berlin [3] held a LiquidFeedback [4] presentation and workshop for Georgian political parties in Tbilisi and Kvareli, Georgia from October 28 - 29 2014. The event was also attended by representatives of Dutch political parties and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Stockholm.

The opening remarks for the presentation day in Tbilisi were delivered by His Excellency Hans P.P.M. Horbach, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia and Armenia, Kati Piri, Member of the European Parliament, and Levan Tsutskiridze, NIMD Representative in the South Caucasus.

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LiquidFeedback at UNDP conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy” in Islamabad, Pakistan

von Axel Kistner am 12. Oktober 2014 Nur in Englisch verfügbar

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) [1] [2] has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy [3] to attend the conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy” [4] to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from October 14 - 16 2014. The conference will discuss the role of technology in strengthening democracy.

Nitsche will present LiquidFeedback [5] with a focus on political party development and on how technology can be applied to provide a fully self organized proposition development and decision-making process. He will elaborate on challenges and solutions for a fair democratic process: collective moderation, minority protection, dealing with noisy minorities, preferential voting and verifiability.

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LDAP based member authorization and authentication support added to LiquidFeedback

von Björn Swierczek am 23. Juli 2014 Nur in Englisch verfügbar

Last week, the Public Software Group received the extension “ldap4lqfb” as contribution for LiquidFeedback. This extension implements member authorization and authentication using an LDAP server as described in the feature proposal.

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Liquid Democracy in der Bürgerbeteiligung – Eine Analyse zu LiquidFriesland

von Jan Behrens am 07. Juli 2014

Obwohl Liquid Democracy oft mit der Idee verbunden wird, die auf staatlicher Ebene bestehende repräsentative Demokratie zu ersetzen, wurde LiquidFeedback ausdrücklich nicht für die direkte Nutzung durch alle Bürger, sondern für die Verwendung in politischen Parteien entwickelt. Als Entwickler von LiquidFeedback standen wir vielen Vorschlägen, wie unsere Software in der Bürgerbeteiligung eingesetzt werden könnte, kritisch gegenüber. Dennoch präsentierte der Landkreis Friesland einen erfolgversprechenden Plan zum Einsatz von LiquidFeedback in der Bürgerbeteiligung, welcher auch umgesetzt wurde. Das Projekt trägt den Namen „LiquidFriesland“ und ist seit November 2012 in Betrieb.

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NIMD hosts the international launch of The Principles of LiquidFeedback

von Will Derks am 30. Januar 2014 Nur in Englisch verfügbar

On 28 January 2014 the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy hosted the international launch of the book The Principles of LiquidFeedback, which deals extensively with the open-source software LiquidFeedback.  Preceded by a Foreword by Dr Will Derks of NIMD, the book discusses in over 200 pages all the relevant aspects of such an innovative democratic tool; from state-of –the-art voting theory to possible areas for application.

The launch was attended by representatives of Dutch political parties, ministries and NIMD’s partner organizations, among others International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assisstance).

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