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About Sebastian

Sebastian Haselbeck is a graduate student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt (Germany) and Intellitics' first-ever student intern. You can connect with him on Twitter, or send him an email at sebastian [at] intellitics [dot] com.
12 08, 2010

E-Participation in Context (Part 3): Bureaucratic Change

By | August 12th, 2010|E-participation, Public Participation, Research|1 Comment

This is the third part of a series of discussion starters on contextual aspects of e-participation (part 1 dealt with Institutional Backing, part 2 with Advocacy and Leadership). Contributed by our student intern, they are inspired by his master thesis on e-participation. Establishing mechanisms for collaborative governance, such as e-participation processes (or public participation processes [...]

26 07, 2010

Book Review: Open Government

By | July 26th, 2010|Radar|6 Comments

Lathrop & Ruma (eds.): Open Government: Transparency, Collaboration and Participation in Practice. O'Reilly, 2010. Years from now, people will look back at the Open Government movement and attribute its beginnings to the release of this book. But that couldn't be further from the truth. The movement has been live and at large since well before [...]

7 07, 2010

E-Participation in Context (Part 2): Advocacy and Leadership

By | July 7th, 2010|E-participation, Public Participation|1 Comment

This is the second part of a series of discussion starters on contextual aspects of e-participation. Part 1 was on Institutional Backing. Contributed by our student intern, they are inspired by his master thesis research. Some e-participation projects originate from within (or from outside) public institutions, but are not decided at the top. Initiators of [...]

17 06, 2010

E-Participation in Context (Part 1): Institutional Backing

By | June 17th, 2010|E-participation|3 Comments

This post is part of a series of discussion starters on contextual aspects of e-participation. Contributed by our student intern, they are inspired by his master thesis research. In deciding if and what kind of e-participation processes to initiate, it is important to consider not only the capacity available on the side of the host [...]

31 03, 2010

Open Gov West Revisited

By | March 31st, 2010|E-government, Events|7 Comments

The two-day Open Gov West conference (and un-conference) in Seattle this past weekend, organized by Knowledge as Power, brought together a diverse crowd of open government thinkers and practitioners. A number of private sector innovators, academics and non-profit leaders joined public administrators and officials from the Seattle area as well as those visiting from British [...]

23 03, 2010

Review: Beginning With the End in Mind

By | March 23rd, 2010|Deliberation|1 Comment

This is a short review of "Beginning with the End in Mind: A Call for Goal-driven Deliberative Practice" by Martín Carcasson, PhD (CAPE Occasional Paper / No 2 / 2009 -- PDF) Carcasson's essay on deliberative practice presents, in his words, “a conceptual framework to help practitioners more systematically consider both the short-term and long-term [...]

18 03, 2010

Introductions

By | March 18th, 2010|About|6 Comments

In August 2009, our team from the Brandt School advised the City of Erfurt on their participatory budgeting project. The city had asked their citizens earlier in a survey which areas they find important, and the administration wanted to use the results of the survey as the basis for an internet-based consultation. The next step [...]