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Structuring Dialogue between the People and Their Representatives

  • Katie Greenwood
  • Trevor Bench-Capon
  • Peter McBurney
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2739)

Abstract

Conversations between citizens and their representatives may take a number of forms. In this paper, we consider one of these – letters between citizens and representatives – and explore the application of a well-known model of dialogue types to these. We provide a method to give these types a precise characterization in terms of the initial beliefs and desires of the participants, and then explore one type, persuasion dialogues. This work commences the formal modeling of citizen-representative interactions necessary for a fully electronic democracy.

Keywords

Child Care Deliberative Democracy Argumentation Framework Provide Child Care Initial Belief 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katie Greenwood
    • 1
  • Trevor Bench-Capon
    • 1
  • Peter McBurney
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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