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Iceland Unveils Crowdsourced Constitution
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Iceland’s original constitution was created in 1944 when the country gained independence from Denmark. The country’s economic collapse in 2008 prompted calls for a rewrite with checks and...

Fritz SchaeferJul 29, 2011 09:14 pm GMT2026 views
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Iceland Unveils Crowdsourced Constitution
Hope from Below: Composing the Commons in Iceland
document Distributed Knowledge

The ‘Act on a Constitutional Assembly’ led to the following important events in Iceland: The Act established, first, a National Meeting in November 2010 with the purpose of crowd-sourcing the...

Jason RobbinsDec 04, 2011 01:31 pm GMT956 views
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Hope from Below: Composing the Commons in Iceland
How Iceland Is Rebuilding Its Economy With Social Media
document Distributed Knowledge

Iceland’s progressiveness in embracing modern technology is astounding. In fact, Iceland’s 2011 Constitutional Council crowdsourced its constitution, turning to social media sites to make the...

Fritz SchaeferMar 16, 2012 05:15 am GMT1604 views
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How Iceland Is Rebuilding Its Economy With Social Media
Iceland's Citizens Are Writing Its New Constitution Online
document 

A thorough review and rewriting of the constitution (which is more or less Denmark’s constitution with a few minor tweaks) has been on the legislative agenda since Iceland gained independence in...

Benjamin FosselJun 10, 2011 08:25 am GMT3866 views
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Iceland's Citizens Are Writing Its New Constitution Online
Iceland’s Crowdsourced Constitution
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

One member of of Iceland’s constitutional council, Thorvaldur Gylfason, commented on the historical political change; “I believe this is the first time a constitution is being drafted...

Rebecca GutierrezDec 08, 2011 10:14 pm GMT30989 views
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Iceland’s Crowdsourced Constitution
Inspired by Iceland Invitations
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In October and November 2011 Iceland said welcome to the world. The locals, musicians, farmers, chefs, even the president opened their doors and treated guests as one of their own so they could...

Fritz SchaeferMar 16, 2012 05:34 am GMT1074 views
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Inspired by Iceland Invitations
Iceland premier urges turnout for "crowdsourced" constitution vote Eds: referendum is Saturday
blog Distributed Knowledge

Iceland Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir has has urged citizens to vote in ths weekend‘s referendum on a draft constitution. About 230,000 voters were eligible to take part in the vote,...

Pablo BracciniOct 19, 2012 11:04 pm GMT830 views
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Iceland premier urges turnout for
Iceland votes on 'crowdsourced' constitution
article Distributed Knowledge

Icelanders voted Saturday in a consultative referendum on what has been dubbed the world's first"crowdsourced constitution",but turnout was sluggish amid fears politicians would...

Fritz SchaeferOct 20, 2012 10:41 pm GMT2076 views
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Iceland votes on 'crowdsourced' constitution
With New Constitution, Post-Collapse Iceland Inches Toward Direct Democracy
article Distributed Knowledge

Regardless of the document's final status, the drafting process - inspired by crowdsourcing techniques - has produced a remarkably progressive legal code and generated significant interest...

Jason RobbinsJan 28, 2013 10:21 am GMT6134 views
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With New Constitution, Post-Collapse Iceland Inches Toward Direct Democracy
Is This the End of Iceland's Crowdsourced Constitution?
article Distributed Knowledge

Since Iceland has a population of just over 300,000, the proportion of citizens involved directly in the constitution draft process was quite significant, even more so if online participants are...

Harshida PatelApr 04, 2013 07:48 am GMT1904 views
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Is This the End of Iceland's Crowdsourced Constitution?
Vote for us – the politicians who bankrupted Iceland!
article Distributed Knowledge

These are the parties like The Pirate Party, who have campaigned for strict Freedom of Information Laws. Or Bright Future, who have used online crowdsourcing techniques to try to write a new...

Claire MackayApr 27, 2013 01:07 am GMT1916 views
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Vote for us – the politicians who bankrupted Iceland!
Snowden hailed as hero on social media, Iceland MP welcomes him
article Crowdfunding

There is currently a crowdfunding campaign for Snowden to "reward this type of extremely courageous behaviour", which has so far raised US$3233. Supporters have also started a White...

Jayne AnnJun 10, 2013 03:02 am GMT1485 views
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Snowden hailed as hero on social media, Iceland MP welcomes him
5 Top Crowdsourced 'Secrets' for an Amazing Trip to Iceland
article Distributed Knowledge

Promote Iceland asked people to submit their favorite "secrets" about Iceland, and received more than 100,000 suggestions, which they curated into a single--itinerary for one...

Fritz SchaeferOct 15, 2014 12:57 pm GMT318 views
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5 Top Crowdsourced 'Secrets' for an Amazing Trip to Iceland
Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

This is the first time a constitution is being drafted basically on the internet. The public sees the constitution come into being before their eyes … This is very different from old times where...

Luis Enrique MoralesJun 10, 2011 02:03 am GMT3857 views
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Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution
Crowds and Constitutions: Insights from Iceland
document Distributed Knowledge

Even with the world’s largest per capita number of internet users, or 95% in 2009,4 Iceland’s experiment with constitutional crowdsourcing may raise concerns about unequal access because the...

Jason RobbinsOct 14, 2011 11:15 am GMT1149 views
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Crowds and Constitutions: Insights from Iceland
An experiment in Iceland: Crowdsourcing a Constitution?
document Distributed Knowledge

The Icelandic Constitutional Council is an ongoing experiment. It has not ended although formally the council has finished its task and been dissolved. The exercise, whatever its results, is an...

Samuel BennettNov 09, 2011 12:58 am GMT657 views
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An experiment in Iceland: Crowdsourcing a Constitution?
Iceland goes open source in a big way
document 

Iceland has a bit of a history when it comes to using tech in innovative ways. In 2011, for instance, it crowdsourced its new constitution using social media. Now the mid-Atlantic island wants to...

Fiona MaresMar 22, 2012 01:04 pm GMT1474 views
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Iceland goes open source in a big way
Icelanders support revising constitution, crowdsourced via Facebook and Twitter
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The committee asked the public for feedback on constitutional proposals, including via social networking websites Facebook and Twitter, prompting the media to dub the new basic law as the...

Pablo BracciniOct 22, 2012 02:37 am GMT1752 views
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Icelanders support revising constitution, crowdsourced via Facebook and Twitter
Crowdsourcing Iceland’s Constitution
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If the draft, which is now before the Icelandic Parliament, is accepted, it will be the first constitution in global history created with full transparency and citizen participation. SOURCE...

Jason RobbinsNov 08, 2012 01:01 pm GMT1462 views
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Crowdsourcing Iceland’s Constitution
Iceland Freezes Out Request to Grant Snowden Citizenship
article Distributed Knowledge

Iceland will not help NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden escape his purgatory in Moscow's Sheremyetevo airport by giving him citizenship. Crowdsourcing website - WikiLeaks tweeted that Snowden...

Pablo BracciniJul 07, 2013 05:20 am GMT865 views
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Iceland Freezes Out Request to Grant Snowden Citizenship
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