ON-LINE DISCUSSION AND PUBLIC DELIBERATION
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This paper surveys how the principles of the development of collective intelligence in on-line discussion and the consequences of the open source movement can influence the shape and recommended format of public deliberation processes. It raises the question of the conditions and factors which explain the difference in the quality of discussion results when technological issues are discussed and when values are discussed. It also raises the question of the importance of formats and types of facilitation which allow for deliberation to be structured towards achieving better productivity and the more effective participation of discussion participants.
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