Collaborative democracy—government with the people—is a new vision of governance in the digital age. Wiki Government explains how to translate the vision into reality. Beth Simone Noveck draws on her experience in creating Peer-to-Patent, the federal government's first social networking initiative, to show how technology can connect the expertise of the many to the power of the few. In the process, she reveals what it takes to innovate in government.
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This book looks at the phenomenon of electronic government, that is, public sector use of the internet and other digital devices to deliver services, information, and democracy itself. Although personal computers have been around for several decades, recent advances in networking, video imaging, and graphics interfacing have allowed governments to develop
There is no better way to improve the lives of billions of people around the world than to improve the way cities work. For the first time in human history, the majority of the world's people live in cities. By 2050, 75 percent will. As more and more people move to
The book’s full name is ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations,’ written by Adam Smith. This book is truly a masterpiece that gives great insights into the world of economics and management. The entire book is made of six books, discussing economics and explaining how
At the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, students are taught to ask Question “Zero” when considering a new policy, issue or initiative. Question “Zero” is, “What are we trying to accomplish?” What, then, is Servant Governing written to accomplish? The simple answer is that there is a way
In a time of unprecedented turbulence, how can public sector organisations increase their ability to find innovative solutions to society's problems? Leading Public Sector Innovation shows how government agencies can use co-creation to overcome barriers and deliver more value, at lower cost, to citizens and business. Through inspiring global case studies
The End of Government examines how bureaucracy can be updated to deal with the quickly evolving demands of the twenty first century, and also uses real-world examples to help us understand how new alternatives can best be applied.
Open government is the notion that the people have the right to access the documents and proceedings of government. The idea that the public has a right to scrutinize and participate in government dates at least to the Enlightenment. Its principles are recognized in virtually every democratic country on the planet.
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Administrative practices are constructed around the belief that government professionals know best how to translate board legislative mandates into specific regulatory decisions in the public interest.
The problem of relying solely on professionals is compounded by the practice of confidential decision-making.
In a collaborative governance environment, the greatest challenge is one of design: organizing the work most effectively to tap outside expertise.
The primary challenge when engaging in deliberation is to avoid capture and corruption by those who speak with the most influence.
The underlying Internet and telecommunications infrastructure is essential to covering across a distance, but the Internet by itself is not the “killer app.”
Deliberation focuses on citizens discussing their views and opinions about what the state should and should not do.
The ability to create a sense of groupness via the screen has been a key driver to the success of Peer-to-Patent.
Technology can play a significant role in framing and influencing the choices people make about which groups to join and what those groups will accomplish.
Innovation in government will happen, in part, because of forces naturally evolving in technology, culture, and society.
The trend toward online distance work and collaboration across boundaries is making the necessary practices commonplace.
Information must be transparent: accessible, searchable, and usable. These are distinct requirements that demands attention and investment.
The potential for engaging people in government decision-making through technology is about empowering individuals.