“The Future of Democracy” at the University of Bologna, Italy 

news :: 2016
von Axel Kistner am 03. November 2016 Nur in Englisch verfügbar

The Institute of Advanced Studies (ISA) of Europe’s oldest university, the University of Bologna, organized a workshop on “The Future of Democracy” [1]. A workshop on the topic of democracy and participation is by its nature multidisciplinary, involving mathematics, computer science, social psychology, and political science. Invited speakers are experts from several European countries:

  • Dirk Helbing, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    The future of society in the digital age
  • Bruna Zani, University of Bologna, Italy
    Young people as engaged citizens: a difficult challenge
    between disillusionments and hopes
  • Jean-François Laslier, Paris School of Economics & CNRS, France
    Experiments on the reactions of citizens to new voting rules
  • Andreas Nitsche, Association for Interactive Democracy, Berlin, Germany
    LiquidFeedback and a fair process of decision making
  • Alina Sîrbu, University of Pisa, Italy
    Egalitarianism in the rank aggregation problem
  • Virginia Dignum, TU Delft, The Netherlands
    MOOD: Massive Open Online Deliberation
  • Giampiero Giacomello, University of Bologna, Italy
    Strange Bedfellows? E-Democracy and Cybersecurity
  • Danilo Pianini, University of Bologna, Italy
    Democratic process and electronic platforms: concerns of an engineer

Andreas Nitsche, board member of the Association for Interactive Democracy, will talk about project LiquidFeedback which has morphed into an international benchmark for participation on the internet, its mathematical background as well as new horizons for LiquidFeedback by its new geospatial approach, its integration with community engagement, information, participation and e-government platforms across Europe, and its commitment to the idea of the WeGovNow project - from e-government to we-government!

[1] The Future of Democracy