venerdì 21 giugno 2013

On participation

Tools and models to improve democracy: simulation, gaming-simulation and new technologies
  • There is democracy and democracy 
  • Participation is possible at many levels and it doesn't entail direct democracy 
  • In any case pacta sunt servanda 
  • Participation is a serious thing, not a tinsel 
  • Participation has to be done in the right way 
  • There are irreducible conflicts 
  • New Technologies do help (when they are not just a fetch) 
  • Games are usually effective as active communication, learning and negotiation devices
Read the paper.