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Structuring Dialogue between The People and Their Representatives

Katie Greenwood, Trevor Bench-Capon and Peter McBurney


Conversations between citizens and their representatives may take a number of forms. In this paper, we consider one of these - letters between citizens and representatives - and explore the application of a well-known model of dialogue types to these. We provide a method to give these types a precise characterization in terms of the initial beliefs and desires of the participants, and then explore one of these, persuasion dialogues. The work commences the formal modeling of citizen-representative interactions necessary for a fully electronic democracy.

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