Citizen participation

 

Citizen participation

Blogs as Public Policy Forums

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 - 18:27
A new study out by Brookings “Blogs as Public Forums for Agency Policymaking” looks at blogs created by top officials in five federal agencies and compared them to similar, but non-official blogs on the same topics to see how each are used to link citizens and government officials.  Authors Julianne Mahler and Pricilla Regan found that these agency blogs “elicit more controversy than expected” and that they “have more posts and comments” than related, but non-agency sponsored blo

Open Gov Directive: Progress to Date

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 - 16:08
The White House continues to pioneer a new approach to crafting policy by actively seeking public input.  The media seems a bit skeptical about how it is going, though, calling it “not so presidential” in part because of the many off-topic comments.  However that hadn’t deterred the pioneers!