|Ann O'Brien||Business Information Systems||NUI Galway||
The Public Value of eParticipation and the mediating role of Sense of Community to engagement
|Peter Emerson||Director||The de Borda institute||
Voting procedures, especially those used in decision-making, be the latter in committee meetings, referendums, social surveys, deliberative exercises, or whatever. Basically, whenever a group of individuals, no matter how small or large, is trying to identify their collective social choice (or social ranking), they should not resort to a binary voting procedure if, that is, the subject concerned is at all complex and/or controversial. Instead, resort should be made to a form of preferential voting in which the outcome is that (those) option(s) with the highest average level(s) of consensus support. The methodology, the Modified Borda Count, MBC, is inclusive and far more accurate that the exclusive and inaccurate (simple or weighted) majority vote.
|Dr Stephen Elstub||Politics||Newcastle University||
Democracy in theory and practice, deliberative democracy, participatory democracy, associational democracy, political communication, public opinion, public policy.
|Min Reuchamps||Political science||Université catholique de Louvain||minreuchamps|
|Professor John Parkinson||School of Government and International Relations||Griffith University Brisbane||
applied democratic theory
|Prof. Dr. Brigitte Geissel||Social Sciences||Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany||
|Prof. Dr. Andre Baechtiger||Social Sciences||University of Stuttgart||
Deliberative Democracy, Measurement of Deliberation, Institutionalism
|Dr Ian O'Flynn||Politics||Newcastle University||
Major: Political theory,especially deliberative democracy, compromise, the public interest, political integration.
|John Baker||School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice (Emeritus)||University College Dublin||
Egalitarianism, Participatory Democracy
|Dr Féilim Ó hAdhmaill||Applied Social Studies||University College Cork||Féilim Ó hAdhmaill|