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About Marco Deseriis

Marco Deseriis is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence and an assistant professor at Northeastern University in Boston. His current research project examines the rise of participatory forms of networked democracy through a comparative analysis of a new generation of decision-making software for political participation. 

Articles by Marco Deseriis

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Agora Voting/nVotes

The state of the art of online voting systems, and public lack of interest in the implementation of liquid democracy-based systems. Interview.

Adhocracy helps create a future of political engagement

For us, it is already a democratic achievement if you have the possibility to participate.

Simplicity, openness, and modifiability

Governments, endogamic institutions since forever, are not used to opening up. But now there’s political will for it to happen, if a lot of trial and error in the process.

Loomio and the problem of deliberation

One of the frustrations within the current political system is that most people are alienated from deliberation. The founders of decision-making software Loomio want to give everyone access to that essential skill. 

Liquid democracy, its challenges and its forebears

Until today, particular decisions within software and product development have to be decided by privileged people. LiquidFeedback can democratize the decision-making process. An interview with the founders.

Podemos’ dilemma and why leadership still matters

Running for office means engaging in an operation that is intrinsically reductive and hegemonic, whether we like it or not.

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