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Researchers Studying 10,000 Solutions Participatory Online Platform

September 21, 2011

people and society graphic This is the first large-scale study of the online participatory platform's effectiveness that researchers are aware of. Challenge online sites will be part of the next wave of governance, but to realize their potential, systematic research is necessary. Full Story

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