Citizen engagement/particicipation in government

I am in the early stages of researching case studies/best practices and lessons learned for our Intergovernmental Solutions newsletter on citizen engagement and participation. This issue of the newsletter will be published in early September. (we are currently finalizing an issue Transparency)Articles can be from any level of government including international. Articles and analysis come from government officials, academic, no-profit, and industry organizations.

Can anyone refer me to good stories?

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Jim Gilliam

I built a site,, that is imagining how the White House might work if it were run completely democratically by thousands of people over the internet. I started it shortly before the election, and have learned a lot about making citizen participation work…from merging people’s priorities to virtual ballot stuffing. Feel free to drop me an email at [email protected] if you’d like to talk.

Jeffrey Levy

Does citizen creation of content work? Feel free to write me about our Earth Day photo contest or Jeremy Ames, also at EPA, about the radon video contest, which yielded high-quality videos with appropriate radon messages. For both of us, our email addresses are [email protected].