[LINK] Ten Practical Online Steps for Government Support of
slc at publicus.net
Mon Nov 12 23:37:40 EST 2007
I recently publish a short article on government, the Internet, and
democracy as part of an excellent 47 page collection to be published
online shortly by the U.S. federal government.
For the short and long versions, a link to the General Service
Administration's newsletters, or to be notified via DoWire.Org about the
GSA's online release of the full collection, see:
Linker's - Keep me updated on Australian examples that check off some
these steps: clift at publicus.net
Ten Practical Online Steps for Government Support of Democracy
1. Timely, personalized access to information that matters.
2. Help elected officials receive and sort, then better understand and
respond to e-mail.
3. Dedicate at least 10% of new e-government developments to democracy.
4. Announce all government public meetings on the Internet in a uniform
5. Allow citizens to look-up all of their elected officials from the
very local to national in one search.
6. Host online public hearings and dialogues (or “e-consultations” as
they are known outside the U.S.)
7. Embrace the rule of law by mandating the most democratically
empowering online services and rights across the whole of government.
8. Promote dissemination through access to raw data from decision-making
9. Fund Open Source sharing internationally across e-government.
10. Local up – Develop a strategic approach to building local democracy
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