Documents

Documents in Negotiated Texts

The output of most negotiations is a document or set of documents. In the course of producing these, many interim drafts will be created. Documents and drafts that are created and amended during the negotiations process are, themselves, drafts of the final text that the negotiations process will eventually create.

What can I do with Quill?

On the Quill Platform, documents can be:

  • Document amended Amended
  • Document copied Copied
  • Document imported Imported

Members of negotiations can:

  • Create a new document proposal Create a new document proposal
  • Debate a document proposal Debate a document proposal
  • Vote on a document proposal Vote on a document proposal

They can also decide to:

  • Adopt a proposal Adopt a proposal
  • Reject a proposal Reject a proposal
  • Refer a proposal Refer a proposal to another committee for discussion
  • Postpone debate Postpone a decision

We also note within the model when they:

  • Other vote Take a vote on a proposal that neither means it is adopted nor rejected
  • Drop a proposal Drop a discussion of a subject without a formal vote

Exploring the Constitutional Convention through the Quill platform

The Quill platform provides a variety of tools to explore the documents of the Convention. For example: