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New blog post: How not to conduct a consultation – and why asking the public is not always such a great idea

Digital democracy experimentation: the Case of the Stem van West tool in Amsterdam

The ‘Stem van West’ project (translated ‘the Voice of West’, hereafter referred to as SvW) is a digital tool that facilitates the policy-making process of the neighborhood council of Amsterdam-West. Citizens of the neighborhood can vote on plans, voice their concerns, and upload ideas and proposals themselves. If an idea on the platform’s interface surpasses…

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