2019 DOI: 10.33767/osf.io/2ch7x View full text Preprint
John Gastil, Todd Richard Berwyn Davies

Abstract: Though successive generations of digital technology have become increasingly powerful in the past twenty years, digital democracy has yet to realize its potential for deliberative transformation. The undemocratic exploitation of massive social media systems continued this trend, but it only worsened an existing problem of modern democracies, which were already struggling to develop deliberative infrastructure independent of digital technologies. There have been many creative conceptions of civic tech, but impl…

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