To develop and advocate reforms where elected officials have a conflict of interest with the American public, especially in the use of information technology to make themselves more democratically accountable.
iSolon.org seeks to bring paradigm-changing ideas on the policy implications of new information technologies to the fore of public discussion. New information technologies are creating great opportunities for democratic reform that are not being exploited because elected officials have a conflict of interest in using those technologies to make themselves more democratically accountable.
iSolon.org explores how that conflict plays out in the design of democratic institutions and analyzes mechanisms, including the use of state constitutional conventions, redistricting juries, and semantic web technologies, to address conflict of interest problems.
iSolon.org is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Next Generation Checks & Balances Project
The purpose of the Next Generation Checks & Balances Project is to improve the democratic checks & balances system through innovations such as narrowly focused state constitutional conventions, redistricting juries, and citizen assemblies.
Next Generation Open Government Project
The purpose of the Next Generation Open Government Project is to employ new semantic web technologies to empower citizens, journalists, and other opinion leaders with better information that makes government more efficient and effective.
Next Generation K12 Democracy Project
The purpose of the Next Generation K12 Democracy Project is to enhance the democratic processes of K12 schools, primarily by empowering citizens with better tools to hold the public schools democratically accountable.