Jun 11, 2011

Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its New Constitution

From Good (ht MR):
In the wake of the devastating collapse of Iceland's commercial banks, the country is drawing up a new constitution, and it's doing things a little differently: It's crowdsourcing the process. For real.
The country's 25-member constituional council is posting draft clauses on its website and inviting the public to comment on them there or onits Facebook page. And their comments are actually being incorporated into the document. The council also has TwitterYouTube, and Flickraccounts and is streaming all of its meetings live. It's perhaps the most open and participatory constitutional process in modern history (the Greeks were pretty good at democracy in their time).
What is crowdsourcing? Here.

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