Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation

e-Democracy

A Group Decision and Negotiation Perspective

Editors: Rios Insua, David, French, Simon (Eds.)

  • Provides the first comprehensive review of e-participation and e-democracy Stresses transforming rather than facilitating political modes Presents a balanced view from political, IT and decision support perspectives Includes relevant case studies Includes a comprehensive bibliography

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About this book

Web-based interactions to support participation and deliberative democracy, called e-participation and e-democracy, are coming and coming fast. In some instances, the Internet is already permeating politics. However, it is far from clear if the processes involved in these interactions are meaningful and valid, and most of the research in the field has focused largely on the technologies to facilitate or automate the standard democratic instruments involved, such as e-voting or e-debating. This book, though, uses the point of view of the Group Decision and Negotiation approach to thoroughly discuss how web-based decision support tools can be used for public policy decision making. e-Democracy is structured into five main parts. The first part places democracy in context and reviews participatory instruments already in use in the physical world. The second part reviews methodologies that may be used to support groups in public policy decision making with a view on discussing how they may be used in the virtual world. The third part reviews tools already available on the web to support public policy decision making, such as debating, negotiating, voting and supporting decisions; it also identifies their various strengths and weaknesses. The fourth part includes a number of recent case studies, and the final part identifies challenges ahead. Complete with a comprehensive bibliography, this first comprehensive review of e-participation and e-democracy is intended for students, researchers and practitioners in the field as well as researchers in Decision Analysis, Negotiation Analysis and Group Decision Support.

About the authors

David Rios Insua is Professor of Statistics and Operation Research and Vicerector at Rey Juan Carlos University. He has previously been resercher or lecturer at Madrikd Techn. University, Purdue, Duke, IIASA and CNR-IMATI. He is the youngest member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences. He has chaired the e-democracy programmes of the European Science Foundation and the Government of Madrid. He has ten books and nearly eighty refereed papers under his name. His current interests are in group decision support over the web, e-participation and Bayesian Analysis of stochastic processes.

Simon French is Professor of Information and Decision Sciences at Manchester Business School in the University of Manchester. He was previously Professor of Information Systems and Operational Research at the University of Leeds. He has an international reputation in decision theory, analysis and support systems, risk assessment and Bayesian statistics. He has over 120 publications to his name, including three standard texts on decision theory, and was from 1990 to 2000 founding editor of the Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. In all his work the emphasis is on multi-disciplinary approaches to solving real problems and the innovative use of technology in supporting decision making. Currently he is working on e-democracy and e-participation. He was a member of the European Science Foundation's Towards Electronic Democracy programme and is part of a major research project, funded under the UK Research Councils Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, into public and stakeholder participation into the handling of food chain issues in the rural economy.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • e-Democracy: A Group Decision and Negotiation-Oriented Overview

    Insua, David Ríos (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Concepts in Democratic Theory

    Arenilla, Manuel

    Pages 15-30

  • Participatory Processes and Instruments

    Lavín, José M. (et al.)

    Pages 31-45

  • Problem-Structuring Methods for e-Democracy

    Carreras, Ashley (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

  • Decision Support Systems

    French, Simon

    Pages 65-82

Buy this book

eBook $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9045-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9044-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3324-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
e-Democracy
Book Subtitle
A Group Decision and Negotiation Perspective
Editors
  • David Rios Insua
  • Simon French
Series Title
Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9045-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9045-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9044-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3324-4
Series ISSN
1871-935X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 364
Topics