David Lazer have conducted a series of practical experiments that reveal hopeful possibilities about the connection between citizens and political figures. With population size, among other dimensions of public opinion, posing challenges to the reasonable access between constituents and elected officials, new technologies are aimed at creating real conversations between the two groups. More specifically, these technologies are meant to simulate town-hall style deliberations using online platforms. The authors explore the possibilities in their new book Politics with the People. Read the full article here.