The goal of the Democratic Experience project is to develop a set of tools enabling the practice of direct democracy. This set of tools can be used on a local basis (within an group of people, a club, an association) or on a larger scale, to help a large group of people making decisions. In the Democratic Experience, thanks to a client-server architecture, any participant can submit a question in the form of a vote. All participants can then add « candidate answer » to this vote. Finally, the participants can vote using the Condorcet method. The wining answer is stored in a database which is structured into themes. This database becomes the « reference » that can be used to drive the decisions within the group. In order to avoid a possible overflow of votes to answer, each participant can choose to delegate his/her vote on a specific theme to another particpant.
The project aims at developping the server software (including vote handling, database management software, delegation management), the client software, and a database browser software.
The ultimate goal of the project is to apply this concept at different levels of the society in order to validate the concept of direct democracy.
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