Re imagining democracy (30)

Citizenville: A book every politician should read 

Author:Providus

If there is a book that you should recommend reading to a politician living anywhere in the world in 2013, then it is “Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government” by Gavin Newsom.
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Global PMO network: Inspiring parliament to change! 

Author:Providus

It’s 12 noon in Mexico, 6PM in Morocco, and 8PM in Latvia. Iveta Kazoka, policy analyst at Latvian Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS conducts an interview via Skype with two of the people who know the most about the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness, which is supported by more than 115 organizations in 73 countries. Melissa Ortiz Massó is a researcher at parliamentary monitoring organization Fundar at Mexico City and also a member of Latin American Network for Parliamentary Transparency. Andrew Mandelbaum is a senior program officer at the National Democratic Institute. He works on its governance team and helps to coordinate the parliamentary monitoring work.
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Politifact - exposing lies in politics 

Author:Providus

One of the most wonderful internet projects I’ve ever seen is PolitiFact – just look at the depth of it; no wonder it is a winner of Pulitzer Prize!

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Kas Latvijā tik īpašs?  4

Author:Providus

Latvijas Satversme ir tik veiksmīgs dokuments, ka ir nopietns pamats cerēt uz veiksmīgu valsts tālāko attīstību un politiskās vides pilnveidošanu. Tomēr ar labiem pamatiem nepietiek. Nepieciešama gudra apsaimniekošana. Read

Re imagining democracy (36)

Parliamentary monitoring website DEPUTATIUZDELNAS.LV 

Author:Providus

The parliamentary monitoring web-platform deputatiuzdelnas.lv was created by the Latvian branch of Transparency International, “Delna”, purpose of which is to fight corruption and ensure transparency on all levels of interaction in Latvia- in politics, business and personal encounters.
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Rahvakogu: Estonian policy idea crowd-sourcing site 

Author:Providus

A very ambitious e-participation project is currently being implemented in Estonia!
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Re imagining democracy (38)

Abgerdnetwatch, Meinparlamen and Politnetz: Interactive communication platforms in the German-speaking world 

Author:Providus

In a previous post the Latvian website Gudrās Galvas, an online platform allowing citizens to communicate with politicians, has already been introduced. Now, what about the situation concerning such tools of communication in the German-speaking countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland? What possibilities to communicate with their politicians do the citizens of the German-speaking world have and how useful are the communication platforms in these countries?
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Europeans Citizens' Initiative 

Author:Providus

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), has been described by many as ‘first-ever experiment in transnational participatory democracy’ and as such is, of course, particularly interesting to us and our project.
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Corruption °C. Stuck in the Metaphors of Transparency 2

Author:Providus

Year: 2012
Series editor: Valts Kalnins
Financed by: Soross Foundation-Latvia
Language: English, Latvian

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Re imagining democracy (40)

What do they know?: A crowd-sourcing platform 

Author:Providus

WhatDoTheyKnow is one of the most useful crowdsourcing websites that I’m aware of! It is run and maintained as part of mySociety project. Read