Crowdsourcing in Public Policy: Technologies, Subjects and Its Socio-Political Role

  •  Elena Vasilievna Morozova    


The article describes the potential of the new interactive crowdsourcing technologies in the public policy. Theconceptual basis of the research implies the network theory of policy, the theory of deliberate democracy and theconcept “governance”. The empirical study was based on the methodology of double reflexivity and conductedusing such tools as case study, focus-group interview and monitoring of the online platforms of Russian andforeign crowdsourcing resources. The authors emphasize and characterize the main technologies of politicalcrowdsourcing: prediction market crowdsourcing, network brainstorming, project crowdsourcing, andcrowdfunding. The authors think that the socio-political role of crowdsourcing lies in the extension of space inwhich the authorities and citizens interact, the initiation and introduction of political innovations, and thedevelopment of the new forms of civil and political participation.

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