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Category Archives: E-Democracy
So, online petitions for Parliament? In an attempt to reduce what is seen as a disconnection between the public and parliament, ministers will ensure that the most popular petition on the government website Direct.gov.uk will be drafted as a bill. … Continue reading
In what looks like a pretty interesting collaboration between what was the LGA Group and YouGov, YouChoose is an online budget simulator that: encourages members of the public to consider where council budget cuts should fall, where efficiencies might be … Continue reading
I’m thrashing around with a post about consultation, engagement and crowdsourcing and why efforts in this direction haven’t been massively successful for governments – whether in the UK or elsewhere. I’ll get it into a fit state to publish one … Continue reading
It’s frequently costly. It almost always achieves little. It lets people tick the “use the internet to engage with the public” box without actually achieving much. I am, of course, talking about webcasting council meetings. The idea has honourable roots. … Continue reading
Bristolian eDemocracy dudes Delib have published their audit of local authority online consultation offerings across the UK. Delib – Local Authority Audit of Online Consultation It’s interesting reading. Personally, I’m still not convinced I really know what proper consultation looks … Continue reading