Posts Tagged: eparticipation

New UK eParticipation Effort: Top ePetitions to Become Legislation

In 2011, the most popular citizen-created petitions on the Website will be drafted as legislation in the UK Parliament, and petitions receiving a certain level of support will be guaranteed a debate in the House of Commons, according to stories in The Guardian and The Financial Times published 28 December 2010. This ePetition measureRead… Read more »

eRulemaking Conference @ Brookings: Audio and Slides Available

Audio and slides are available for the conference entitled: The Future of E-rulemaking: Promoting Public Participation and Efficiency, held 30 November 2010, at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC, USA. Speakers include: Chairman Paul Verkuil, Administrative Conference of the United States; Cass Sunstein, U.S. Office of Management and Budget; Darrell M. West, Governance Studies; NeilRead… Read more »

Call for Applications: Yale Information Society Project Fellowships, 2011-2012

Applications — with submission deadline of 1 January 2011 — are invited for fellowships during the 2011-2012 academic year, at the Yale Information Society Project, at the Yale Law School, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Applications are invited for two types of fellowship: The Yale ISP resident fellowship: “The Yale ISP resident fellowship is designedRead… Read more »

Call for Applications: Berkman Center Fellowships 2011-2012

Applications are invited for fellowships during the 2011-2012 academic year at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Applications are invited for two types of fellowship: An “academic fellowship for rising early-to-mid career academics”: “The academic fellowship is intended for a rising scholar who will use the periodRead… Read more »

Hall on Electronic Voting & Direct Democracy

Dr. Joseph Lorenzo Hall of the UC Berkeley School of Information and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy has posted Electronic Voting and Direct Democracy, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In his post, Dr. Hall describes the shortcomings of current electronic voting and InternetRead… Read more »

National Broadband Plan Endorses Free Access to Law

Free online access to U.S. federal legal information has been recommended in the National Broadband Plan released by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on March 16, 2010. The Plan’s recommendation 15.1 seems consistent with the principles of the legal open government data movement: Recommendation 15.1: The primary legal documents of the federal government shouldRead… Read more »

What Do Citizen Lawmakers Need to Know?

My new post on Slaw is entitled What Do Citizen Lawmakers Need to Know? The post explores the information needs of nonlawyer citizens who are engaged in online lawmaking, in contexts such as eRulemaking, eConsultation respecting proposed legislation or regulations, or legislative or constitutional referenda. The post is an initial attempt at addressing the question:Read… Read more »

Law-Related Papers at OD 2010

Here are the law-related papers (as best I can identify them), with links to slides where available, presented at OD 2010: The Fourth International Conference on Online Deliberation, held 30 June-2 July 2010, at the Leeds University Business School, in Leeds, England, UK: Euripidis Loukis and Maria Wimmer, Analysing different models of structured electronic consultationRead… Read more »