Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2015

Abstract

What is the state of the research on crowdsourcing for policymaking? This article begins to answer this question by collecting, categorizing, and situating an extensive body of the extant research investigating policy crowdsourcing, within a new framework built on fundamental typologies from each field. We first define seven universal characteristics of the three general crowdsourcing techniques (virtual labor markets, tournament crowdsourcing, open collaboration), to examine the relative trade-offs of each modality. We then compare these three types of crowdsourcing to the different stages of the policy cycle, in order to situate the literature spanning both domains. We finally discuss research trends in crowdsourcing for public policy and highlight the research gaps and overlaps in the literature.

Keywords

crowdsourcing, crowdsourcing trade-offs, open collaboration, policy cycle, policy processes, policy stages, tournament crowdsourcing, virtual labor markets

Discipline

Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Policy and Internet

Volume

7

Issue

3

First Page

340

Last Page

361

ISSN

1944-2866

Identifier

10.1002/poi3.102

Publisher

Wiley: 24 months

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1002/poi3.102

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