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Democracy upgrade

Presentation from #g0vsummit 2014 in Taipeh

In the classical democratic systems a citizen gets a vote to express his will. This happen on a regular basis, typical once every four years. One bit of information (one cross) in four years is not great in terms of bandwidth. In todays world of ever present availability of broadband citizen demand a higher upload rate into political system. The Pirate Parties advocate for an „Democracy Upgrade“, by utilizing new software enhanced processes for citizen involvement. One of such approaches is Liquid Democracy and its software implementation Liquid Feedback. In this talk you will learn about it and other systems in use by the Pirate Parties.

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Democracy upgrade

  1. 1. Democracy Upgrade Gregory Engels g0v.tw summit 2014 Photo: cc by-nc-sa S_K_S
  2. 2. Gregory Engels • Pirate • Founding Co-Chairman Pirate Parties International • IT-Enterpreneur • City Council in Offenbach (Germany)
  3. 3. Pirate Parties International (PPI) • Founded April 2010 in Brussels • Pirate Parties from 44 countries • ~600 Seats worldwide Source: Piratetimes.net
  4. 4. Pirate Party (Germany) • founded 2006 ! • 1 MEP • 45 State Parliament • 401 local seats ! • 25.000 Members
  5. 5. Elections „Bit Rate“ 1 Byte every 4 years 7.927×10^-9 Bytes per second ! 8 Nanobytes/s
  6. 6. Liquid Democracy
  7. 7. Transitive Delegation
  8. 8. Circular delegation
  9. 9. Liquid Feedback
  10. 10. Reality check
  11. 11. Pirate Feedback
  12. 12. Direct Ruling
  13. 13. Your Priorities
  14. 14. Open Motion
  15. 15. Source: xkcd.com/463
  16. 16. Links to software • Liquid Feedback http://www.public-software-group.org/ liquid_feedback • Pirate Feedback http://wiki.piratenpartei.de/ Pirate_Feedback/en • Basisentscheid https://github.com/edemocracy/beoportal0 • Better Reykjavik https://betrireykjavik.is/ https://github.com/ rbjarnason/your-priorities • OpenAntrag http://openantrag.de/ https:// openantrag.codeplex.com/
  17. 17. Contact me • Twitter: @dichter • Email Gregory.Engels [௹] pp-international.net
  18. 18. Some Rights Reserved • Copyright 2014 by Gregory Engels. Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 License

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Presentation from #g0vsummit 2014 in Taipeh In the classical democratic systems a citizen gets a vote to express his will. This happen on a regular basis, typical once every four years. One bit of information (one cross) in four years is not great in terms of bandwidth. In todays world of ever present availability of broadband citizen demand a higher upload rate into political system. The Pirate Parties advocate for an „Democracy Upgrade“, by utilizing new software enhanced processes for citizen involvement. One of such approaches is Liquid Democracy and its software implementation Liquid Feedback. In this talk you will learn about it and other systems in use by the Pirate Parties.

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