Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

9-2014

Abstract

What is the state of the literature in respect to Crowdsourcing for policy making? This work attempts to answer this question by collecting, categorizing, and situating the extant research investigating Crowdsourcing for policy, within the broader Crowdsourcing literature. To do so, the work first extends the Crowdsourcing literature by introducing, defining, explaining, and using seven universal characteristics of all general Crowdsourcing techniques, to vividly draw-out the relative trade-offs of each mode of Crowdsourcing. From this beginning, the work systematically and explicitly weds the three types of Crowdsourcing to the stages of the Policy cycle as a method of situating the extant literature spanning both domains. Thereafter, we discuss the trends, highlighting the research gaps, and outline the overlaps in the research on Crowdsourcing for policy, stemming from our analysis.

Keywords

Crowdsourcing, Policy Cycle, Policy Processes, Policy Stages, Virtual Labor Markets, Tournament Crowdsourcing, Open Collaboration Crowdsourcing

Discipline

Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Internet, Policy and Politics Conference 2014: Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy, September 25-26

City or Country

Oxford

Additional URL

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2398191

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