The Political Wikipedia

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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  1. Kaimi says:

    Interesting question, Deven. On the one hand, the Wiki model is criticized because it lets just anyone comment and weigh in — no extra credence is given to experts.

    On the other hand, rpecisely that criticism is also made of democracy. (“Democracy — when ideas are counted rather than analyzed.”) So perhaps Wiki is the perfect model for a democratic political system.