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Ismael Peña-López

Soc l'Ismael Peña-López.

Soc Director general de Participació Ciutadana a la Generalitat de Catalunya.
Anteriorment, i durant prop de 13 anys, vaig ser professor dels Estudis de Dret i Ciència Política de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
He estat també investigador sènior a Open Evidence i director fellow d'Innovació Oberta de la Fundació Jaume Bofill.

Els meus principals àmbits de treball són l'impacte de les TIC a la societat (e-Readiness, divisòria digital), especialment en el Desenvolupament (e-Inclusió, ICT4D) i les institucions educatives (e-Learning, competència digital) i polítiques (e-participació, e-democràcia).

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Book. Shifting participation into sovereignty: the case of decidim.barcelona

Book cover of Shifting participation into sovereignty: the case of decidim.barcelona

Shifting participation into sovereignty: the case of decidim.barcelona

During 2016 and 2017 I took part on a research led by IT for Change, within the research project titled Voice or Chatter? Using a Structuration Framework Towards a Theory of ICT-mediated Citizen Engagement, and within the umbrella of the research programme Making All Voices Count. My research thoroughly analyzed the case of Decidim, the city council of Barcelona citizen participation initiative to collectivelly ellaborate the strategic plan of the city for 2016-2019.

This book, Shifting participation into sovereignty: the case of decidim.barcelona is the gathering of a policy brief, a state of the art of technopolitics in Spain and a case study of Barcelona's Decidim participation initiative, with some minor improvements. It is the last one of a total of 16 different research outputs of the project, ranging from policy and academic papers to speeches ...

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Article. Impact of information and communication technologies in agroecological cooperativism in Catalonia

Article cover of Impact of information and communication technologies in agroecological cooperativism in Catalonia

Impact of information and communication technologies in agroecological cooperativism in Catalonia

In June 2016 four friends gathered around a table. Ricard was working on his PhD thesis, which I supervised, and summoned the help of a data expert, Toni, and someone knowledgeable on analysing networks of people, Oriol — later on Núria Vega would join the team to improve the whole project and, specifically, bring brains and muscle to the field work.

At that time we believed that ICTs were having an impact on agriculture and people working in agroecology and cooperatives. But we suspected that there was something else. In Catalonia, cooperatives were changing the shape of the agriculture sector in the XIX century. After a long hiatus during the Spanish dictatorship (1939-1978), the agriculture cooperative sector (with quite republican ideas attached) kept on being dormant... until the breakout of the World Wide ...

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ICT4D Blog

26/03/2019

Oliver Escobar. Mini-publics for citizen participation

Notes from the seminar on mini-publics conference, organized by the Government of Catalonia and held in Barcelona, Spain, on 26 March 2019.

Oliver Escobar, University of Edinburgh and What Works Scotland

Paradigmatic shifts in the analysis and practice of governance and public policies:

  • Interpretative shift: try and understand things differently.
  • Pragmatist shift: do practical and applied things.
  • Collaborative shift: do things together.
  • Participatory shift: participation as a starting point.
  • Deliberative shift: not any participation, but deliberation.

Two alternative explanations about global citizenry:

  • Decadence: people participate less, lack of trust and legitimacy of institutions, low social capital.
  • Progress: more educated and informed citizenry, less reluctant to challenge authority, new ways of engagement.

Participation can have different results depending on the stating point. There is a paradox that, while participation processes increase in number, so does inequality. Unless corrective measure are taken participation of all varieties will be skewed in favour of those with higher socioeconomic status and formal education (Ryfe & Stalsburg, 2012).

Challenges of participatory governance:

  • Inclusion and diversity.
  • Quality of dialogue and deliberation.
  • Impact: participation has to be connected with decision-making.

3 components of 'What works Scotland':

  • Inclusive and multi-channel.
  • Deliberative.
  • Empowered and consequential.

People ...

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Sociedad Red Blog

31/03/2019

Libro. Convirtiendo participación en soberanía: el caso de decidim.barcelona

Cubierta de Convirtiendo participación en soberanía: el caso de decidim.barcelona

Convirtiendo participación en soberanía: el caso de decidim.barcelona

Durante 2016 and 2017 participé en una investigación dirigida por IT for Change, dentro del proyecto de investigación titulado Voice or Chatter? Using a Structuration Framework Towards a Theory of ICT-mediated Citizen Engagement (Voz o blablabla? Utilizando el marco de la estructuración para una teoría de la participación ciudadana mediada por las TIC), y bajo el paraguas del programa de investigación [llegir més]

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