Monthly Archives: August 2012

30 08, 2012

Rowe and Frewer: Outcome Evaluation Criteria used in Public Participation Evaluation Studies

By | August 30th, 2012|Research, ROI|2 Comments

The following 2006 research report by Julia Abelson and François-Pierre Gauvin for the (now defunct) Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) is a helpful primer when it comes to better understanding the challenges of evaluating public participation: Assessing the Impacts of Public Participation: Concepts, Evidence and Policy Implications (PDF) On page 9, the report quotes from a 2004 paper [...]

29 08, 2012

IAP2 Looking to Connect with Public Participation Community in Germany

By | August 29th, 2012|Europe, Public Participation|0 Comments

As a long-time member of IAP2 and current Board member of IAP2 USA, I'd like to invite our German readers to check out two upcoming opportunities to meet with IAP2's Executive Director, Moira Deslandes: IAP2 Connect and Meet Up Thursday, September 20 10:00am - 1:00pm University of Stuttgart Department of Technical and Environmental Sociology Seidenstrasse [...]

28 08, 2012

Digital Participatory Budgeting: Lessons Learned from New York City

By | August 28th, 2012|Participatory Budgeting|0 Comments

Good read from techPresident today that shares lessons from last year's participatory budgeting process in New York City, NY (requires registration): How Participatory Budgeting Is Transforming the Way New York Funds Neighborhood Projects Three Budgeting Lessons From New York Start outreach early — Just because a city builds a web portal for a new project doesn't [...]

27 08, 2012

Open Gov Leaders Summit: November 14-16, 2012 in San Diego, CA

By | August 27th, 2012|Events, Open Government|1 Comment

Open Gov West, which we attended in Seattle, WA back in 2010, just announced some programming changes for their upcoming November event. From Sarah Schacht's post: This Fall: Open Gov West holds Leaders Summit Today, I’m excited to announce a new focus for Knowledge As Power’s annual conference. Open Gov West 2012, scheduled for November [...]

20 08, 2012

DDC Fact Sheet: Six ROI Categories for Public Deliberation

By | August 20th, 2012|Research, ROI|1 Comment

Last week, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium published an interesting fact sheet that contains  a "sampling of statistics from large-scale [public deliberation] projects" (impact analysis data): Deliberation by the Numbers Who says you can’t quantify public deliberation? It is true that quantitative measurement hasn’t been a strong suit of the field. It is also true that [...]

14 08, 2012

SXSW 2013 Session Proposal: “Participatory Budgeting: Crowdsourcing for Real”

By | August 14th, 2012|Crowdsourcing, Events, Participatory Budgeting|1 Comment

Together with Marti Brown (City Council Member, City of Vallejo, CA) and Tiago Peixoto (Open Government Specialist, World Bank Institute), I'm thrilled to announce our session proposal for SXSW 2013: Participatory Budgeting: Crowdsourcing for Real Every year, millions of citizens around the world are involved in a crowdsourcing effort in which they tell their governments [...]

13 08, 2012

Upcoming GDS Online Discussion on Online Consultations

By | August 13th, 2012|Europe, Online Consultation|0 Comments

The Government Digital Service (GDS), a new team within the UK Cabinet Office whose mission is to transform government digital services, is inviting participation in a conversation about online consultations: I say consultation, you say…? The delivery of digital consultations within government is something which has been under much discussion recently. Ade Adewunmi, Digital Strategy Advisor [...]

13 08, 2012

List of EU E-Participation Research Projects 2000-2010

By | August 13th, 2012|E-participation, Europe, Research|4 Comments

In last week's post, I asked (a bit tongue-in-cheek, admittedly): By the way, has anyone done a history of e-participation research projects in the EU? There’s so much that’s been going on over the past decade or so, it’s hard to keep track. Indeed, it looks like somebody has. Pedro Prieto-Martín, founding president of Spanish Asociación [...]

10 08, 2012

IMPACT Webinars: Tools for Argument Visualization and Structured Consultation

By | August 10th, 2012|Argument Mapping, Europe, Events, Research|4 Comments

Over on the PEP-NET blog, they just announced a series of webinars for the week after next: Get involved in the latest developments of eParticipation tools! Policy analysts, decision makers as well as civil society stakeholders and other people interested in policy-making all have to cope with numerous arguments brought forward in policy debates. The [...]

8 08, 2012

The Web Is What We Make It

By | August 8th, 2012|Deliberation, Research|0 Comments

The latest issue of Journal of Information Technology & Politics (Volume 9, Issue 3, 2012, pages 279-297) features an interesting article by Travis Kriplean and others: Facilitating Diverse Political Engagement with the Living Voters Guide (requires registration/payment). Abstract: Unlike 20th-century mass media, the Internet requires self-selection of content by its very nature. This has raised the [...]