Crowdsourcing the Policy Cycle

Prpić, J., Taeihagh, A., & Melton, J. (2014). Crowdsourcing the Policy Cycle. Collective Intelligence 2014, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

5 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2014 Last revised: 17 Dec 2015

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John Prpić PhD

Thompson Rivers University

Araz Taeihagh

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

James Melton

Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration

Date Written: February 18, 2014

Abstract

Crowdsourcing is beginning to be used for policymaking. The “wisdom of crowds” [Surowiecki 2005], and crowdsourcing [Brabham 2008], are seen as new avenues that can shape all kinds of policy, from transportation policy [Nash 2009] to urban planning [Seltzer and Mahmoudi 2013], to climate policy. In general, many have high expectations for positive outcomes with crowdsourcing, and based on both anecdotal and empirical evidence, some of these expectations seem justified [Majchrzak and Malhotra 2013]. Yet, to our knowledge, research has yet to emerge that unpacks the different forms of crowdsourcing in light of each stage of the well-established policy cycle. This work addresses this research gap, and in doing so brings increased nuance to the application of crowdsourcing techniques for policymaking.

Keywords: Crowdsourcing, Policy Cycle, Virtual Labor Markets, Tournament-Based Collaboration, Open Collaboration, Policy Design, Policy Evaluation, Policy Implementation, Policy Enforcement

Suggested Citation

Prpić, John and Taeihagh, Araz and Melton, James, Crowdsourcing the Policy Cycle (February 18, 2014). Prpić, J., Taeihagh, A., & Melton, J. (2014). Crowdsourcing the Policy Cycle. Collective Intelligence 2014, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2398191

John Prpić

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Araz Taeihagh (Contact Author)

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore ( email )

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James Melton

Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration ( email )

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
United States

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