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Thanks for your comments on Online Parliamentarian David. I take it this is the project run by Profs Coleman and McIntosh?

Something I think far more exciting is going on at a European level. CALRE the Regional Parliaments and Assemblies of Europe are developing a model that should open up citizen engagement and move us quite a bit down the e-democracy road.

You can read what it is all about here: e-democracy portuus

There is a simple fix: the campaign portal should be owned not by the council, but by local civil society. In some areas there are community coalitions or CENs which could lead on this, and LSPs or councils could endorse or "dual key" this use of the technology without needing to sit atop it and control it in a way which will inevitably quell civic action.

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