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

In my previous post, I have outlined three distinct information flows (bottom-up, top-down, and horizontal) that are incorporated in Rousseau, the decision-making platform of the Five Star Movement (M5S). So far I have discussed Lex Members, the area that allows for a regulated exercise of direct democracy through the activation of all M5S members in the writing of a bill of law.

In the second part of this report, I will be focusing on the remaining flows (top-down and horizontal) through an analysis of the areas that are dedicated to the discussion and modification of the bills introduced by elected representatives (top-down) and of the areas that enable the sharing of information among elected representatives (horizontal).  Then I will develop some preliminary observations on the conception of democracy that Rousseau seems to embed and reflect.

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