“CrowdLaw”: Online Public Participation in Lawmaking

September 19, 2017 by Beth Simone Noveck, Gabriella Capone

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The goal of this paper is to help the Assembly of the Community of Madrid, the legislature governing one of the seventeen autonomous communities of Spain, and the 179 Ayuntamientos (“City Councils”) within the Madrid region to (1) develop the capacity design and (2) use public engagement to improve the quality, effectiveness and legitimacy of the lawmaking process.