Understanding and Measuring Digital Democracy Expert Workshop
Understanding how democracy functions online is essential to its protection and advancement. Until now a great deal of attention has been devoted to disinformation, but by conceptually mapping out the online democratic sphere and researching its key aspects, we will be able to better identify and address the full extent of the multifaceted and complex threats that digitalization poses.
This understanding will also be of immense value for International IDEA’s forthcoming Democracy Tracker and the Global State of Democracy Indices. Defining and better understanding the online democratic sphere will strengthen the accuracy and robustness of these tools. It is for these reasons that International IDEA is organizing an expert workshop, which will focus on conceptualizing Digital Democracy, defining a Digital Democracy research agenda and conceptualizing a Digital Democracy Index.