Ethics of online participation

Development of a digital value system as a basis for the implementation of online participation in different social contexts.

  • What role can internet-mediated public participation play in the legitimation of political decisions from the perspective of normative democratic theory?
  • What specific problems of democratic representativeness raises online participation compared to alternative methods of civic participation?
  • What are the ethical foundations for the protection of digital sovereignty and privacy and what are the implications for the normative setup of online procedures?
  • Which recommendations for the concrete organizational and legal implementation of online procedures derive from ethical considerations?