20. Februar 2013
The paper is dealing with moderated and non-moderated policy discussions in Social Networks and how we can collect the citizens’ opinions and input them to the policy making process in a proper and efficient way. It also investigates whether recent technological developments in «e-consultation» and «e-democracy» could be easily used in the formal legislative procedures of European Parliaments. Do we hear what the citizens want to say? Do we use fresh, innovative and complementary ideas in the formal policy making cycle? What is the added value of the recent research projects in the field? A systematic approach is used, comparing non-moderated crowdsourcing and moderated debates in virtual spaces.