A Group Decision and Negotiation Perspective

  • David Rios Insua
  • Simon French

Part of the Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation book series (AGDN, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Political Bases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. David Ríos Insua, Simon French
      Pages 1-12
    3. Manuel Arenilla
      Pages 15-30
    4. José M. Lavín, David Ríos Insua
      Pages 31-45
  3. Methodological Bases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Ashley Carreras, L. Alberto Franco
      Pages 49-63
    3. Simon French
      Pages 65-82
    4. Roman Efremov, David Ríos Insua
      Pages 83-99
    5. Hannu Nurmi
      Pages 101-123
    6. Katherine Anne Daniell, Chabane Mazri, Alexis Tsoukiàs
      Pages 125-150
  4. Technological Bases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Simon French
      Pages 153-162
    3. Rui Pedro Lourenço, João Paulo Costa
      Pages 163-184
    4. Morad Benyoucef
      Pages 185-199
    5. Carlos Grima, David Ríos Insua
      Pages 223-239
    6. Jutta Geldermann
      Pages 241-259
  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Mats Danielson, Love Ekenberg, Aron Larsson, Mona Riabacke
      Pages 263-281
    3. César Alfaro, Javier Gómez, Jesús Ríos
      Pages 283-299
    4. Ülle Madise, Epp Maaten
      Pages 301-321
  6. Future Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Simon French, David Ríos Insua
      Pages 345-358
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 359-364

About this book


Web-based interactions to support participation and deliberative democracy, called e-participation and e-democracy, are coming and coming fast. In some instances, the Internet is already permeating politics. However, it is far from clear if the processes involved in these interactions are meaningful and valid, and most of the research in the field has focused largely on the technologies to facilitate or automate the standard democratic instruments involved, such as e-voting or e-debating. This book, though, uses the point of view of the Group Decision and Negotiation approach to thoroughly discuss how web-based decision support tools can be used for public policy decision making. e-Democracy is structured into five main parts. The first part places democracy in context and reviews participatory instruments already in use in the physical world. The second part reviews methodologies that may be used to support groups in public policy decision making with a view on discussing how they may be used in the virtual world. The third part reviews tools already available on the web to support public policy decision making, such as debating, negotiating, voting and supporting decisions; it also identifies their various strengths and weaknesses. The fourth part includes a number of recent case studies, and the final part identifies challenges ahead. Complete with a comprehensive bibliography, this first comprehensive review of e-participation and e-democracy is intended for students, researchers and practitioners in the field as well as researchers in Decision Analysis, Negotiation Analysis and Group Decision Support.


E-Government Internet voting Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis decision analysis e-democracy e-participation e-voting group decision support negotiation analysis participation planning

Editors and affiliations

  • David Rios Insua
    • 1
  • Simon French
    • 2
  1. 1.Depto. Informatica, EstadisticaUniversitdad Rey Juan CarlosMostolesSpain
  2. 2.Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom

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