Mexico City Is Crowdsourcing Its New Constitution
Will this experiment in digital democracy change the way politicians draft laws?
Even though ‘Cat Scared Of Cucumber’ and ‘All I Ate In A Day’ videos may not seem to suggest that, the Internet has been a great tool in democratizing many aspects of our society, from increasing access to information and expanding the diversity of voices and experiences. Now, the crowdsourcing capabilities of the webosphere may help the officials of Mexico City draft the city’s new constitution.
What can be considered the largest experiment in digital democracy, was sparked by the change in the country’s constitution which amended the legal status of Mexico City, from Federal District to federal entity, giving it a similar legal status to a state.