Posts Tagged: Citizens’ participation in lawmaking

Moore on OpenGovernment.org: Researching U.S. State Legislation

David Moore of the Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF) — and a member of our community — has posted OpenGovernment.org: Researching U.S. State Legislation, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Mr. Moore discusses OpenGovernment.org, a new, free, open, citizen engagement and transparency service for… Read more »

Moore on OpenGovernment.org

David Moore of the Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF) — and a member of our community — discusses the technology, principles, and development of OpenGovernment.org — his new free, open, citizen engagement and transparency service for U.S. state legislation — in my new post at Slaw.ca, entitled “Sites of Real Engagement”: OpenGovernment.org Opens Up State Legislation…. Read more »

Papaloi and Gouscos on E-Parliaments and Novel Parliament-to-Citizen Services

Aspasia Papaloi and Dr. Dimitris Gouscos, both of the University of Athens Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, have published E-Parliaments and Novel Parliament-to-Citizen services, JeDEM: Journal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 3(1), 80-98 (2011). Here is the abstract: In an era of citizens’ discontentment on democratic institutions, parliaments as a democratic cornerstone, are constantly… Read more »

Legal Informatics / Legal Communication Papers @ ICA 2011

The following legal informatics or legal communication papers were presented at ICA 2011: The Conference of the International Communication Association, held 26-30 May 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Click here for the full conference program. If you know of other legal communication or legal informatics papers presented at the conference, please feel free to mention… Read more »

Legal Informatics Papers @ ECEG 2011

The following legal informatics papers were presented at ECEG 2011: The 11th European Conference on eGovernment, held 16-17 June 2011, at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Administration, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. (If you know of other legal informatics papers presented at the conference, please feel free to identify them in the comments; click here for… Read more »

OpenGovernment.org: Transparency Service for U.S. State Legislative Information

OpenGovernment.org is a new transparency service for U.S. state legislative information, being developed by David Moore of the Participatory Politics Foundation and a member of our community. OpenGovernment.org is a joint effort of the Participatory Politics Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation. (Click here for the GovLaunch announcement of OpenGovernment.org.) For (currently) five U.S. states (California,… Read more »

Jones on A User Registration System for Regulations.gov

Gregory D. Jones has published a comment entitled Electronic Rulemaking in the New Age of Openness: Proposing a Voluntary Two-Tier Registration System for Regulations.gov, Administrative Law Review, v. 62, no. 4 (2010), pp. 1261-1286. Here is a summary: This Comment argues that a voluntary two-tiered registration system that acknowledges the role of interest groups in… Read more »

New Law-Related Citizens’ Participation Project: Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review

The Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) is a recent, notable, law-related, citizens’ participation effort. The CIR convenes a representative group of Oregon citizens to devote one week to learning about, deliberating about, and voting on a proposed Oregon ballot initiative. Statements expressing the group’s votes, and the stated reasons for their votes, are then included… Read more »