Key defining concepts: Collective intelligence, democracy, and governance

Stephen Boucher, Carina Antonia Hallin, Lex Paulson, Nino Javakhishvili-Larsen, David Leal Garcia

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This handbook aims to synthesize key ideas from the emerging field of collective intelligence and place them more clearly in the context of public problem-solving. Groups, under certain conditions, can solve problems and accomplish complex tasks in a way that surpasses the abilities of any individual within them. How can we understand this phenomenon, and what are the conditions necessary to bring it about?.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Collective Intelligence for Democracy and Governance
Number of pages34
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Publication date1 Jan 2023
ISBN (Print)9781032105550
ISBN (Electronic)9781000846737
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

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© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Stephen Boucher, Carina Antonia Hallin and Lex Paulson; individual chapters, the contributors.


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