Dynamics of online deliberation

Quality of online debate, content characteristics and forms of online discourse in political participatory processes.

  • Which features of online discourse increase the quality of debate and decisions?
  • What is the effect of interaction density, controversy, emotionality and reasoning in an online debate on the emergence of majorities?
  • Under which conditions does online discourse promote consensus and which conditions lead to polarization?
  • What role do story telling or personal experiences play in an online discourse?