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Title: Argument maps as policy memories for informed deliberation: A research note
Authors: Elliman, T
Macintosh, A
Irani, Z
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: EMCIS
Citation: Proceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, Costa Blanca, Alicante, Spain, 6-7 2006
Abstract: This is an eGISE network paper. A significant area within eGovernment is concerned with systems to support democratic policy formation and decision making processes. In modern government, both local and national, consultation with interested parties is an important element in maintaining the democratic process. To date online consultation tools have has used existing software tools, which are simple text based tools that were not tailored to the process. This project proposes to develop an online tool that will visualise the issues and arguments graphically as the consultation process proceeds. Using Discourse Analysis and Ontological Engineering it will create Argument Maps that will server not only to inform participants but also the archive record of the consultation – the Policy Memory. We hypothesise that such a tool would allow citizens to be come more engaged with policy formation and enhance democratic participation.
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