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The open parliament in the age of the internet : can the people now collaborate with legislatures in lawmaking?
Faria, Cristiano Ferri Soares de
Câmara dos Deputados, Edições Câmara
Temas de Interesse do Legislativo ; n. 21
This work seeks to address those questions and evaluate other international experiences and experiments designed to achieve the same ends. The book is based on a study of two particular cases where parliamentary bodies designed and implemented participatory digital processes, namely, the e-Democracy Program developed by the Brazilian House of Representatives, and the Virtual Senator Program developed by the Chilean Senate. The text unfolds in the form of a systematic analysis of institutional aspects embracing political and organizational elements as well as the social aspects associated to the application of digital democracy in parliaments. The investigation shows that at the stage they found themselves in 2010 those projects had only brought in very incipient results in regard to the aspects of enhancing representativity in decision making processes, aggregating collective intelligence to the legislative process or transparency to parliamentary performances, even though all of those are precious components of any democracy that deems itself to be participatory and deliberative. Nevertheless, such experiences have had the merit of contributing towards the gradual construction of more effective participatory mechanisms, complementary to the political representation system in place.
Processo legislativo, participação social
Participação política, estudo de caso, Brasil
Participação política, estudo de caso, Chile
Tecnologia da informação, aspectos sociais

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