SmartParticipation is an open source e-participation platform based on Drupal and designed to offer an effective and adaptable environment for informed online discussion. Developed by CeRI, a cross-disciplinary group of Cornell University researchers.
To build the profile and automatically assemble Drupal core with all required dependencies, run:
drush make build-smartparticipation.make /path/to/webroot
For documentation on setting up an instance of SmartParticipation for a discussion, go to http://smartparticipation.com/docs/.
To learn about the design objectives of the platform, and get tips on how to make most effective use of it, go to http://sandbox.smartparticipation.com/. (You can also practice set-up there, before working on your own site.)