Anyone who has ever been undecided about whether to write “yes” or “no” on the ballot paper before a vote is in good company: a survey conducted as part of the “Demokratie Labor Basel” revealed that 61% of respondents find it difficult to form a clear opinion before voting at least “once in a while”. […]
About Jan Fivaz
Jan Fivaz is a research associate at the Institute Public Sector Transformation at BFH Wirtschaft. He is investigating the use of the online voting tool smartvote as part of a research project.
Entries by Jan Fivaz
In many countries, participatory and deliberative approaches have been used in recent years to increase the direct involvement of citizens in political decision-making processes. Apart from a few pilot projects, Switzerland is still largely outside this trend. In this paper, two examples are given to illustrate how such approaches could complement existing democratic institutions at […]
Digitalisation is a major challenge for politics: Citizens, but also the economy and science expect forward-looking decisions in this regard. Against this background, the Institute Public Sector Transformation (IPST) of the Bern University of Applied Sciences, together with the Universities of Zurich and Geneva, the online election aid “smartvote” and the ICT and online industry […]