The Routledge Handbook of Collective Intelligence for Democracy and Governance explores the concepts, methodologies, and implications of collective intelligence for democratic governance, in the first comprehensive survey of this field.

Illustrated by a collection of inspiring case studies and edited by three pioneers in collective intelligence, this handbook serves as a unique primer on the science of collective intelligence applied to public challenges and will inspire public actors, academics, students, and activists across the world to apply collective intelligence in policymaking and administration to explore its potential, both to foster policy innovations and reinvent democracy.

The Routledge Handbook of Collective Intelligence for Democracy and Governance

is essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners of public policy, public administration, governance, public management, information technology and systems, innovation and democracy as well as more broadly for political science, psychology, management studies, public organizations and individual policy practitioners, public authorities, civil society activists and service providers.

Visit the handbook's dedicated website, Smarter Together, for complementary material.

part 1|141 pages


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chapter 2|16 pages

From the knowledge society to the collective intelligence society

ByCarina Antonia Hallin
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chapter 3|23 pages

Smarter together?

Collective intelligence and change in government
ByStephen Boucher
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chapter 4|8 pages

Collective intelligence and governance

Imagining government as a shared brain
ByGeoff Mulgan
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chapter 6|34 pages

Key defining concepts

Collective intelligence, democracy, and governance
ByStephen Boucher, Carina Antonia Hallin, Lex Paulson, Nino Javakhishvili-Larsen, David Leal Garcia
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part 2|10 pages

Reinventing democracy: New modes of representation

chapter 7|6 pages

Deliberative policymaking during COVID-19

The case of Taiwan
ByHelen K. Liu, Tze-Luen Lin
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chapter 8|7 pages

Crowdsourcing a constitution

The world's first crowdsourced constitution rises from the ashes in Iceland
ByElisa Lironi
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chapter 9|9 pages

Collective creativity and political entrepreneurship

The Alternative in Denmark (or why failure is an option)
ByStephen Boucher, Jeff van Luijk, Uffe Elbaek
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chapter 10|6 pages

How to facilitate the convergence of conflicting constellations of interests

Germany's “Agora Energiewende”
ByLars Grotewold
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chapter 11|9 pages

How collective political intelligence produced better policy

Political Task Committees in Gentofte, Denmark
ByEva Sørensen, Jacob Torfing
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chapter 12|12 pages

From shouting matches to argument maps

An online deliberation experiment in Italy
ByMark Klein, Paolo Spada, Lex Paulson
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chapter 13|20 pages

Achieving parity with human moderators

A self-moderating platform for online deliberation 1
ByLodewijk Gelauff, Liubov Nikolenko, Sukolsak Sakshuwong, James Fishkin, Ashish Goel, Kamesh Munagala, Alice Siu
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chapter 14|12 pages

When bottom-up and top-down meet

The ADDIS process and the co-creation of the Nigeria Startup Bill
ByJon Stever
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part 3|10 pages

Eliciting citizen knowledge for collective intelligence as a public good

chapter 15|5 pages

Reinventing local government through collective intelligence and artificial intelligence

How a Danish municipality harnesses citizen insights
ByCarina Antonia Hallin, Naima Lipka
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chapter 16|7 pages

Slowing down to better tackle a region's challenges

Lessons from Co-Intelligence Wallonia
ByPierre Portevin
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chapter 17|7 pages

Turning problem makers into creative problem solvers

How New York State creatively shifted the paradigm from managing troubled kids to engaging them
ByTim Switalski
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chapter 18|12 pages

Tacit knowledge speaks the language of story

Morocco's Commission spéciale sur le modèle de développement
ByLex Paulson, Marwane Fachane
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part 4|12 pages

Reinventing public administration: New modes of collaboration

chapter 19|7 pages

Challenging received wisdom and spreading innovation

Lessons from the Youth Justice Board
ByStephen Boucher, Jonathan Oates
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chapter 20|6 pages

Hearing the marginalized

The jan sunwai in India
ByStéphanie Tawa Lama
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chapter 22|7 pages

Dreaming, remembering, scaling, and innovating boldly

How a small French town initiated a journey towards “Zero unemployment”
ByStephen Boucher
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chapter 25|13 pages

Collective intelligence and digital participatory platforms

Learnings from Barcelona's Decidim
ByDavid Leal Garcia, Antonio Calleja-López, Juan Linares-Lanzman
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part 5|8 pages

Social innovation and bottom-up power

chapter 26|7 pages

Smarter mediation, better dialogue

Lessons from a Swedish protest for local healthcare
ByBernard Le Roux
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chapter 27|9 pages

Conflict resolution and community change

ByDavid Baum
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chapter 28|6 pages

To transform the community, change the story

The Fab City Global Initiative
ByMary-Alice Arthur
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chapter 29|6 pages

Scaling personal initiatives into collective action

The citizen powerhouse of Sager der Samler in Aarhus, Denmark
ByPaul Natorp
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chapter 30|9 pages

Pioneering Asia Pacific's first community-driven investment process through blockchain

Impact Collective
ByCharlotte Arribe, Stephanie Arrowsmith, Songyi Lee, Eunielle Yi
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part 6|9 pages

Reimagining international governance

chapter 31|6 pages

Unlocking the collaborative potential of national parliaments

The Open European Dialogue
ByVerena Ringler, Chiara Rosselli
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chapter 32|6 pages

Crowd forecasting infectious disease outbreaks

ByEmile Servan-Schreiber, Camille Larmanou
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chapter 33|8 pages

Mobilizing collective intelligence and diversity toward Sustainable Development Goals

From global innovation labs to collective intelligence assemblies for sustainable development
ByCatherine Jacquet, Mamello Thinyane
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chapter 34|6 pages

Bridging science and diplomacy to build a universal agreement on the science of climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ByKari De Pryck
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chapter 35|7 pages

Nurturing the right context for fruitful dialogue

The case of Helmut Kohl's “gastrosophy”
ByKnut Bergmann
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chapter 36|10 pages

Thinking ahead collectivelyThe case of African Digital Futures

ByPassy Amayo Ogolla, Julie Anne Jenson
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part 7|10 pages

Collective intelligence, technology, and collective consciousness

chapter 37|7 pages

Smarter crowdsourcing to tackle COVID-19

Beyond the open call
ByAnirudh Dinesh
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chapter 38|10 pages

Mobilizing collective intelligence for adapting to climate change in the Arctic

The case of monitoring Svalbard's and Greenland's environment by expedition cruises
ByGitte Kragh, Michael K. Poulsen, Lisbeth Iversen, Ted Cheeseman, Finn Danielsen
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chapter 39|7 pages

Using collective intelligence to assess the future with the Pandemic Supermind

ByAnnalyn Bachmann, Adriana König, Robert Laubacher, David Kong
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chapter 41|12 pages

Turning organizations into innovation ecosystems

The Hexagon of Public Innovation model
ByRaúl Oliván, Pilar Balet
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chapter 42|6 pages

Co-initiating, sensing, presencing, creating, and shaping

How the Scottish government applied Theory U for collective leadership against COVID-19
ByKeira Oliver, Karen Lawson
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part |12 pages

Closing Thoughts

chapter |10 pages

Concluding dialogue

Collective intelligence and democracy, today and tomorrow
ByLex Paulson
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