A Preliminary Analysis of the Political Values Embedded in Rousseau, the Decision-Making Platform of the Five Star Movement (Part I)

First of all, because this is my first post on this brand-new blog, let me say welcome! If you are a reader who is interested in the “scalability of direct democracy,” well, congratulations, you and I share a quite specific interest. If you are a bot, I respect your automated intelligence, so Welcome Bot!

So my first post is about Rousseau, the decision-making and organizational platform of the Five Star Movement (M5S). I have just returned from Palermo where the M5S convened its third national meeting, Italia5Stelle, on September 24-25, 2016. Over the course of two days, various M5S representatives (or, as they prefer to call themselves “spokespersons”) introduced the various functionalities and affordances of Rousseau to an audience of M5S members and sympathizers.

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