Synonyms for Government 2.0 and Civic Engagement?

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  • #105691

    Ari Herzog
    Member

    Hi, I’m seeking your suggested synonyms for two different terms: government 2.0 and civic engagement.

    Each synonym should be a layman’s word that Joe Citizen clearly understands, and ideally a single word, the less letters the better.

    Thoughts?

  • #105721

    Justin Mosebach
    Participant

    “civic engagement” = “democracy” or “involvement”

  • #105719

    Ari, “government 2.0” calls to mind “government online”. I’m with Justin on the next one: “civic engagement” is really “participatory democracy” or “participatory government”.

  • #105717

    Steve Ressler
    Keymaster

    In Canada they use the word “service delivery”

  • #105715

    Ari Herzog
    Member

    An involved democracy, sure; but civic engagement is not democracy. The two are not interchangeable.

    No single word?

  • #105713

    Ari Herzog
    Member

    In your mind, democracy = government?

  • #105711

    Justin Mosebach
    Participant

    What about “involvement”?

  • #105709

    Clearly, democracy is not the same as government. I was trying to strike at the “civic” part of your term. I would venture to say that in governments where the citizenry has little to no involvement, they also do not care to “engage” the public.

  • #105707

    Daniel Bevarly
    Participant

    One word synonyms: e-Government and Activism

  • #105705

    Ari Herzog
    Member

    Whether or not something occurs doesn’t mean it can’t. Hence, your argument if citizens aren’t involved doesn’t mean people don’t want it to happen.

  • #105703

    Ari Herzog
    Member

    But if you tell me you are an activist, that’s as broad as saying you’re a man.

  • #105701

    Ari Herzog
    Member

    Then what do Canadians call the act of delivering a mattress from wholesaler to customer?

  • #105699

    Daniel Bevarly
    Participant

    Ari, you are so silly. I guess if you wanted to say, they are both nouns, I would not argue with you. However, man is a state of being, an existence. Activist is a state of doing, a proponent or practitioner.

    Today, an activist is equated with participation in political causes or in issues having to do with public policy. Similarly, e-Government or Government 2.0 is equated with the delivery of government services or the processes of governance in an online environment. But you know all that.

    Not saying I hit your bulls-eye, just stating if you are seeking a one word synonym for two word titles, you’re going to have to accept broader interpretations for those words, IMO. Let us know when you find it (them). Dan

  • #105697

    Justin Herman
    Participant

    Government 2.0 is more aptly referred to as “Government.”

    Civic Engagement is “citizenship.”

    That is of course unless gimmickry turns you on.

  • #105695

    Daniel Bevarly
    Participant

    I like “Citizenship.”

  • #105693

    Tim Bonnemann
    Participant

    What exactly do you mean by civic engagement? The term is used in many different ways and can mean anything from volunteering to protesting to public participation etc.

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