International Workshop on Traditional Governance and Indigenous Peoples

In many states, ethnic groups and indigenous communities organize collective decision-making, service provision and jurisdiction according to traditional rules of governance. Traditional governance entails, for example, the selection of chiefs and elders, or rules and procedures for decision-making, customary law and dispute settlement, land allocation, marriage, and inheritance. These contemporary traditional forms of governance co-exist with political actors, as well as the institutions and...

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Analysis and visualization of political negotiations

Within the joint project “VisArgue – Why and when do arguments win?” which brings together political scientists, linguists and computer scientists, we aim to analyze communication and argumentation within deliberative procedures. This allows for an empirical test of the theory of deliberation. The main objective is to develop an automated framework that measures the quality of deliberation. This framework is based on a deep and detailed linguistic processing of discourse relations (Asher et al....

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