Collaborative Decision Analysis and e-Democracy

  • Roman Efremov
  • David Ríos Insua
Part of the Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation book series (AGDN, volume 5)


e-Democracy essentially refers to involving groups of citizens in public policy decision making through electronic means. This may be done by implementing standard political approaches based on debating and voting or through a more analytically oriented perspective. In this chapter, we review key approaches to group decision support assuming that participants adopt a decision-analytic style. We discuss how relevant are these approaches for e-democracy processes in reference to democratic theories, as well as to some specific requirements on public decision making, such as intelligibility and transparency for an average participant, scalability and implementation.


Reservation Price Vote Rule Pareto Frontier Aspiration Level Approval Vote 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



The work of DRI and RE was supported by grants from ESF, the Spanish Government and e-Democracia-CM.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Statistics and Operational ResearchRey Juan Carlos UniversityMadridSpain
  2. 2.Royal Academy of SciencesMadridSpain

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