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Deliberative Platform Design: The case study of the online discussions in Decidim Barcelona [article]

Pablo Aragón, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Antonio Calleja-López, Andrés Pereira, Arnau Monterde, Xabier E. Barandiaran, Vicenç Gómez
2017 arXiv   pre-print
In this study we focus on the case of Decidim Barcelona, the online participatory-democracy platform launched by the City Council of Barcelona in which proposals can be discussed with an interface that  ...  The results reveal that, with this interface, comments marked as negatively aligned with the proposal were more likely to engage users in online discussions and, therefore, helped to promote deliberative  ...  We can conclude, thus, when trying to address the open challenge of effectively combining online petitioning and online discussion [20, 29] , the deliberative platform design of Decidim Barcelona introduces  ... 
arXiv:1707.06526v1 fatcat:uo3y5epcirg4jibvs6tsdqahia

Deliberative Platform Design: The Case Study of the Online Discussions in Decidim Barcelona [chapter]

Pablo Aragón, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Antonio Calleja-López, Andrés Pereira, Arnau Monterde, Xabier E. Barandiaran, Vicenç Gómez
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this study we focus on the case of Decidim Barcelona, the online participatory-democracy platform launched by the City Council of Barcelona in which proposals can be discussed with an interface that  ...  The results reveal that, with this interface, comments marked as negatively aligned with the proposal were more likely to engage users in online discussions and, therefore, helped to promote deliberative  ...  We can conclude, thus, when trying to address the open challenge of effectively combining online petitioning and online discussion [20, 29] , the deliberative platform design of Decidim Barcelona introduces  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67256-4_22 fatcat:xpziavh5frdffnshag5yqudqsa

Technology and democracy: the who and how in decision-making. The cases of Estonia and Catalonia

Rosa Borge, Joaquim Brugué, David Duenas-Cid
2022 El Profesional de la Informacion  
In Catalonia, the online participation system Decidim, initially set up in the city of Barcelona, represents a bottom-up project that emerged from the 15 May protests and aims to make the representative  ...  Second, online participation platforms increase the potential for collecting citizens' proposals and enriching discussions.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank the reviewers for their work and their comments to improve the text. They also thank David Jiménez Guillemat for his work designing the figures.  ... 
doi:10.3145/epi.2022.may.11 fatcat:32nxku7vcjau7c5tatnhfrihxe

From Protest to Political Parties: Online Deliberation in New Parties in Spain
Od protesta do političkih stranaka: online deliberacija u novonastalim strankama u Španjolskoj

Rosa Borge Bravo, Eduardo Santamarina Sáez
2016 Medijske Studije  
Both platforms meet the structural and technical criteria for fostering deliberation, but the external impact is high only in the case of Barcelona En Comú.  ...  The aim of this article is to describe and assess some of the main online deliberative processes of the two most important parties, Podemos and Barcelona En Comú, following commonly accepted criteria in  ...  Also known as Indignados. 2 By way of example, the local governments of Barcelona and Madrid, headed by Barcelona En Comú and Ahora Madrid have launched two online platforms, Decidim Barcelona, Decide  ... 
doi:10.20901/ms.7.14.8 fatcat:vcq4z4sg6rci3ippjfommancny

Barcelona's grassroots-led urban experimentation: Deciphering the 'data commons' policy scheme

Igor Calzada, Esteve Almirall
2019 Zenodo  
in Barcelona by the regional government, have demonstrated the negative side-effects of 'platform capitalism'.  ...  By contrast, Som Energia is a successful case study based on the latter innovative business model, 'platform co-operativism', stemming from grassroots-led urban experimentation.  ...  ES/M010996/1"; the European Commission under the Grant "H2020-SCC-01-2015-691735-REPLICATE"; and the RSA under grant "Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability".  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2604618 fatcat:hzvdc2vexrao3c6skdl5dbbylq

Between governance‐driven democratisation and democracy‐driven governance: Explaining changes in participatory governance in the case of barcelona

ADRIAN BUA, SONIA BUSSU
2020 European Journal of Political Research  
The paper defines these concepts and argues that they co-exist and interact in dynamic fashion; it draws on an analysis of case study literature on participatory governance in Barcelona to illuminate this  ...  Finally, the paper relates the theoretical framework to the case study by making propositions as to the structural and agential drivers of shifts in participatory governance.  ...  The paper also benefited from comments from participants at the ECPR and Italian Political Science Association general conferences in 2019, as well as from the ECPR Joint Session workshop on Innovation  ... 
doi:10.1111/1475-6765.12421 fatcat:wbhm7toxozbvxajz67w6islexu

(Smart) Citizens from Data Providers to Decision-Makers? The Case Study of Barcelona

Igor Calzada
2018 Sustainability  
Against the backdrop of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect in the European Union (EU), a debate emerged about the role of citizens and their relationship with data.  ...  This paper examines how the city of Barcelona is marking a transition from the conventional, hegemonic smart city approach to a new paradigm—the experimental city.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The author declares no conflicts of interest. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3252  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10093252 fatcat:podk5fuobfhrzepkoplrput5nu

Multilayered Linked Democracy [chapter]

Marta Poblet, Pompeu Casanovas, Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel
2019 SpringerBriefs in Law  
: linked data, linked platforms and linked ecosystems; a robust connectivity between democratic institutions is fundamental in order to enhance the way knowledge circulates and collective decisions are  ...  data in the linked data cloud.  ...  Mexico City, Barcelona or Madrid (Constitución CDMX, 25 Decidim Barcelona, 26 Decide Madrid 27 ), to name a few.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-13363-4_3 fatcat:m66wh3bwxnckniutdu7lwrkni4

Political participation and Citizen Innovation Laboratories: the study of CitiLab and MediaLab Prado in Spain
Participação política e Laboratórios de Inovação Cidadã: estudo dos CitiLab e MediaLab Prado na Espanha

Rafael de Paula Aguiar Araújo, Claudio Luis de Camargo Penteado, Marcelo Burgos Pimentel dos Santos
2021 Cadernos Metrópole  
use of open and free tools, serving as a model for the Decidim platform adopted by the city of Barcelona (Penteado and Souza, 2019) .  ...  The cases studied highlight the advantages of experiences that apply technology to the construction and diffusion of common knowledge, a model still rarely developed in the Global South.  ...  the International Association for the Studies of the Commons (Iasc) -a work that has earned him the Nobel Prize in economics. (3) Although it is important to notice that today the internet is mostly under  ... 
doi:10.1590/2236-9996.2021-5215.e fatcat:xnaab2imsvapxeq4u3hj65vwwe

What's so new about New Municipalism?

Matthew Thompson
2020 Progress in Human Geography  
traditions of transnationalism, based not on post-political policy mobilities but on urban solidarities in contesting neoliberal austerity urbanism and platform capitalism.  ...  This article identifies three new municipalisms – platform, autonomist, managed – whose characteristics, contradictions, interconnections and potentials are explored in terms of state-space restructuring  ...  Decidim Barcelona (We Decide Barcelona) was developed as an open-source online Table 1.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0309132520909480 fatcat:w574up5vpffwdhd62isn44lmsi

The dilemmas around digital citizenship in a post-Brexit and post-pandemic Northern Ireland: towards an algorithmic nation?

Igor Calzada, John R.T. Bustard
2022 Citizenship Studies  
Despite NI's slim majority in favour of remaining in the EU, de facto Brexit, post-pandemic challenges and the Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) have revealed a dilemma: people of all political hues have  ...  This article assesses implications of this dilemma for a city-regionalised nation enmeshed within the UK, Ireland and Europe.  ...  For example, the significantly scaled up post-pandemic activities of the organisation's testing procedures in support of UK government action towards containing Coronavirus is an interesting case study  ... 
doi:10.1080/13621025.2022.2026565 fatcat:rn3eycjlvnfwffxsmp2zl7tuwu

Digital democracy

Sebastian Berg, Jeanette Hofmann
2021 Internet Policy Review  
Thereafter, we critically review theoretical premises concerning the role of technology and how they vary in the way the concept of digital democracy is deployed.  ...  As a first approach, we trace the history of digital democracy against the background of its specific media constellations, describing continuities and discontinuities in the interplay of technological  ...  of issue-publics, such as in the case of #BlackLivesMatter (Garza, 2020; see Berg et al., 2020b) .  ... 
doi:10.14763/2021.4.1612 fatcat:6tyfsee25ndkpjugrrtagapvrq

The Evolution of City-as-a-Platform: Smart Urban Development Governance with Collective Knowledge-Based Platform Urbanism

Palmyra Repette, Jamile Sabatini-Marques, Tan Yigitcanlar, Denilson Sell, Eduardo Costa
2021 Land  
With these developments in mind, this study aims to tackle the question of "How can platform urbanism support local governance efforts in the development of smarter cities?"  ...  In recent years, the concept of City-as-a-Platform was coined with the hope of providing an innovative approach for addressing the aforementioned disruptions.  ...  The authors thank three anonymous referees for their invaluable comments on an earlier version of the manuscript. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/land10010033 fatcat:a7rjkon6vvepxa2hsoccx6dq6m

The Collaborative Economy, Tourism and Sustainable Development [chapter]

Dianne Dredge, Eóin Meehan
2018 Collaboration for Sustainable Tourism Development  
The impact and effects of the growth of the collaborative economy on sustainability is, therefore, a major issue that warrants further investigation.  ...  The emergence of the digital collaborative economy has had profound transformative effects on the structure, organisation and business logics underpinning contemporary tourism (Dredge & Gyimóthy, 2017)  ...  Last, we would like to thank Elena Martínez Vicente for the design. All errors remain the authors' sole responsibility.  ... 
doi:10.23912/9781911635000-3928 fatcat:sqavjwjgjnax5f6ajm5coseh6u

Reclaiming the Smart City: Toward a New Right to the City [chapter]

Maša Galič, Marc Schuilenburg
2020 Handbook of Smart Cities  
A good example of such a city policy can be found in the example of Barcelona, which is discussed in the concluding section.  ...  An important platform is Decidim ("We Decide," in Catalan), a digital infrastructure for participatory democracy that allows Barcelona's citizens to see and discuss proposals put forward by the city government  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-15145-4_59-1 fatcat:wpaea2umnvasdnte5jldypeb7q
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