Monthly Archives: December 2009

17 12, 2009

10 Recommendations for E-Consultations

By | December 17th, 2009|Research|0 Comments

Earlier yesterday via Twitter, I came across this paper from the December 2006 issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Government (a bit less recent, yet still valid today): On the Road from Consultation Cynicism to Energising e-Consultation (PDF, 144KB) by authors Simon Stephens, Paul McCusker, David O'Donnell, David R. Newman and G. Honor Fagan. Abstract: A [...]

11 12, 2009

Aneesh Chopra Explains What Citizen Participation Might Look Like

By | December 11th, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

In a post on the White House blog today, Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer and the Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, follows up on some of the questions that went unanswered during the FAQ on Tuesday: Answering Your Questions on the Open Government Directive Russ Gaskin of Washington, DC commented: [...]

11 12, 2009

And the Winner Is… Transparency!

By | December 11th, 2009|Radar|2 Comments

Now that the Open Government Directive is finally out, it's been interesting to sift through the reactions and read what people think about it. As several people have noted (here, here), the Open Government Directive's immediate focus -- at least quantitatively -- seems to be much more on transparency than on the other two pillars, [...]

8 12, 2009

Participation And the Open Government Directive

By | December 8th, 2009|Public Participation, Radar, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Being eagerly awaited by many in the field, the Open Government Directive was released this morning: Open Government Directive (PDF, 84 KB) Here's a summary of snippets that deal with participation and engagement: Participation allows members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that their government can make policies with the benefit of [...]

8 12, 2009

Multi-Language Online Dialogue With Google Wave

By | December 8th, 2009|Collaboration, E-participation, Research|4 Comments

Here's one reason why I believe Google Wave (or whatever similar service will emerge in the future) holds a lot of potential for the world of e-participation: As Bengt Feil outlined in his excellent interim summary of our e-participation wave, one potential application for using Wave are small-group online dialogues or deliberations. On the web, [...]

3 12, 2009

Anonymity in Public Participation

By | December 3rd, 2009|Ideas, Research|6 Comments

Following their recent informal survey, Lucas Cioffi just shared a comprehensive list of arguments why requiring citizens to register on government websites with their real names may not always be such a good idea: Protect Anonymous Comments Online Here's the comment I just left: Nice list of arguments. I wonder what opportunities there are to design [...]