Democratic Institutional Design
Cited by Sam Rosen, at http://www.usergenerateddemocracy.com/?q=node/7
Originally in a book by Iverson et al. (2004: 106)
It proposes the following criteria:
• Openness — all interested parties can participate or [have the opportunity for representation in] collective decision-making.
• Equality — all parties have the same rights.
• Access — the parties have access to the information they consider relevant and to the technical means necessary to collect and evaluate the information.
• Transparency — the relevant principles and rules must be clear and known by all interested parties.
• Accountability — procedures and rules must be available to identify the responsible actors without infringing upon somebody’s privacy.
• Contestability — it must be possible to challenge opinions, decisions and actions without violating freedom of speech principles.