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Collective Intelligence in Law Reforms: When the Logic of the Crowds and the Logic of Policymaking Collide

December 06, 2016 by Tanja Aitamurto

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What causes the challenges when crowdsourcing is applied in policymaking? The difficulties are a result of a severe conflict between the logics of the crowds and the logics of policymaking. The paper “Collective Intelligence in Law Reforms: When the Logic of the Crowds and the Logic of Policymaking Collide”, published at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016) shows how the two virtues of collective intelligence – cognitive diversity and large crowds – turn into perils in crowdsourced policymaking.