Archive for the 'Reports' Category

Three Major Reports – NZ Guide to Online Participation, AU Government Consultation Blog, UK Digital Dialogues Phase Two

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

OK, get your tree-killing printers ready. Three major reports were released recently which add substantial value to the practice of democracy online.

New Zealand’s Guide to Online Participation -”identify and develop exciting and innovative ways to engage with New Zealanders in policy and service design and delivery.” Here is the web version and the 83 [...]

Congress 2.0

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

There is a new movement a foot. Citizens get the democracy they ask for. Citizens have not strongly asked for representative processes that connect effectively with the online world in which we live. That was, until now.
Please read the important report from the strongly bi-partisan Open House Project and spread the word. (Press release below.) [...]

Report – US Election 2006 Online – From Pew Internet and American Life Project

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

From the Pew Internet and American Life Project:
Twice as many Americans used the internet as their primary source of news about the 2006 campaign compared with the most recent mid-term election in 2002.
Some 15% of all American adults say the internet was the place where they got most of their campaign news during the election, [...]

Report – Virtually essential: why voluntary and community groups must embrace the internet (UK)

Friday, October 6th, 2006

If others have discovered useful research that quantifies the most cost effective ways of using ICTs to generate bridging and bonding social capital, let me know or comment via the blog.
I’ve dug around the Social Capital Gateway and e-mailed various researchers over the years trying to better scope out how to answer answer [...]

Online Politics 101 – 44 page E-Book

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Check out Online Politics 101: The Tools and Tactics of Online Political Advocacy, the 44 page e-book from

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