Crystallizing local political knowledge for informed public participation

Guoray Cai, Feng Sun, Jessica Kropczynski

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Abstract

Municipal governments often struggle to inform and engage citizens around local issues. Due to complexities of local politics and the diverse expressions in public and private spheres, citizens face a huge information barrier towards meaningful participation. To overcome such barrier, we explore a solution to provide citizens with clear, useful, and trustworthy information. We describe a framework for accomplishing this goal through issue-based knowledge crystallization. In order to put this framework into test, we devised Community Issue Review (CIR) as a concrete process for crystallizing local political knowledge. CIR is a structured deliberative process that use a citizen panel to conduct analysis of data relevant to a pending issue. We describe CIR in three aspects of its functions: institutional design, deliberative process, and productive outcome. Three special characteristics of CIR are emphasized: (1) fully embedded within local decision-making context; (2) hybrid (face-to-face and online) deliberation; (3) facilitation on collaborative decision-analysis. We present the iterative design of the CIR process and the lessons learned from field practices in a local community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectronic Participation - 9th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2017, Proceedings
EditorsOystein Saebo, Peter Parycek, Theresa A. Pardo, Yannis Charalabidis, Efthimios Tambouris, Andrei V. Chugunov, Panos Panagiotopoulos
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages53-64
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319643212
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event9th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2017 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Sep 4 2017Sep 7 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10429 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other9th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2017
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period9/4/179/7/17

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Decision theory
Decision Analysis
Crystallization
Design Process
Decision making
Community
Participation
Knowledge
Concretes
Decision Making
Review
Framework
Government
Design
Context

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Cai, G., Sun, F., & Kropczynski, J. (2017). Crystallizing local political knowledge for informed public participation. In O. Saebo, P. Parycek, T. A. Pardo, Y. Charalabidis, E. Tambouris, A. V. Chugunov, & P. Panagiotopoulos (Eds.), Electronic Participation - 9th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2017, Proceedings (pp. 53-64). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10429 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64322-9_5
Cai, Guoray ; Sun, Feng ; Kropczynski, Jessica. / Crystallizing local political knowledge for informed public participation. Electronic Participation - 9th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2017, Proceedings. editor / Oystein Saebo ; Peter Parycek ; Theresa A. Pardo ; Yannis Charalabidis ; Efthimios Tambouris ; Andrei V. Chugunov ; Panos Panagiotopoulos. Springer Verlag, 2017. pp. 53-64 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Cai, G, Sun, F & Kropczynski, J 2017, Crystallizing local political knowledge for informed public participation. in O Saebo, P Parycek, TA Pardo, Y Charalabidis, E Tambouris, AV Chugunov & P Panagiotopoulos (eds), Electronic Participation - 9th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2017, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 10429 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 53-64, 9th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2017, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 9/4/17. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64322-9_5

Crystallizing local political knowledge for informed public participation. / Cai, Guoray; Sun, Feng; Kropczynski, Jessica.

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Cai G, Sun F, Kropczynski J. Crystallizing local political knowledge for informed public participation. In Saebo O, Parycek P, Pardo TA, Charalabidis Y, Tambouris E, Chugunov AV, Panagiotopoulos P, editors, Electronic Participation - 9th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2017, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 2017. p. 53-64. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64322-9_5