Public expectations

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Public participation in local decision making is a proven remedy for alienation. In a representative form of government, elected officials are still accountable for the final decision. But they reach those decisions after full and thorough consultation with the public, and often after achieving a high level of agreement on a proposed action. Because they are part of the decision making, citizens often play an important role in implementing the decision. read more

Open standard for OpenData

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Young or old, Twitterati or not, citizens expect more information, more accuracy, and more accountability. In response to their growing expectations, the world has embarked on a shift towards more open, transparent and accessible government services. Some government... read more

Making Democracy Relevant Again

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Making Democracy Relevant Again As a veteran of the elections industry, I have witnessed a profound transformation in societies around the world. It’s as if over the last 30 years citizens have had a falling out with their elected representatives. Since the mid-1980s political party membership is down 70% and voter turnout across the globe […] read more