Posts Tagged: iap2

The Four Rules of Media and Layers

These four rules help government agencies plan for social campaigns, because they force us to answer key questions about our audience, our message, the tools at our disposal, and the resources available to us–the four constant variables in every activity that includes a social layer. The Goal of a more Participatory Government I’ve been thinkingRead… Read more »

Public Participation: Four Common Misconceptions

This is an abbreviated version of an article on the Intellitics blog. Read the full post here: Public Participation: Four Common Misconceptions Based on my observations listening to the discussions around Open Government, the following four aspects of the term public participation tend to get easily and commonly confused: 1) Public participation applies strictly toRead… Read more »

The Ethics of Public Participation

This post was originally published on the Intellitics blog on Thursday, August 5, 2010: The Ethics of Public Participation. Subscribe to our blog via RSS or follow us on Twitter. It seems the topic of ethics and integrity in public participation is coming up more often these days (see my comments here, here). Just forRead… Read more »

International Association for Public Participation: Core Values Awards 2010 Now Open

Are you getting enough recognition for the work you do to engage citizens? Do you think you have the most innovative project or your organisation or agency is the world’s best in conducting public participation? If so, how about entering the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) 2010 Core Values Awards. You could be standingRead… Read more »

Crowdsourcing and Public Participation: mapping out the relationship between the two concepts

There has been plenty of talk recently about the prospects of using crowdsourcing as a means to create better policy and to engage citizens in the policy making process. I’ve noticed that a lot of proponents of this approach seem to be unaware of the particular challenges that public participation initiatives by their very natureRead… Read more »