engaging citizens in budget process

Engaging citizens in budget process strengthens democracy

The following excerpt is from the article, “Engaging citizens in budget process strengthens democracy,” by Bang the Table’s CEO Matthew Crozier, which first appeared in The Mandarine. How often do we hear about declining trust in public institutions? According to a recent Edelman report, more than half the Australian population doesn’t trust the institution of […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

4 years ago

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eDemocracy: Local government leading the charge

eDemocracy: Local government leading the charge

David Bartlett, a recent premier of Tasmania, blogged earlier today on CIO magazine’s website about the vital role Local Governments are playing in innovation and growth within new industry sectors including eDemocracy. He relates a rise in the use of platforms like EngagementHQ to the impact government can have by being prepared to work with […]

Karthik Reddy

Karthik Reddy

6 years ago

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Informing Communities Sustaining Democracy

Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age

“Informing Communities” Sustaining Democracies in the Digital Age” has been published out of the US by The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. The Commission was assembled in 2008 to recommend policy reforms and other public initiatives to help American communities better meet their information needs. While a great deal […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

9 years ago

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Is participatory democracy a lottery

Is participatory democracy a lottery? A few thoughts on stratified random sampling

Participatory democracy has been the philosophical driver of community engagement practice since the 1960s. But where does random sampling fit in? This post is a long time coming. Ever since we got into the business of providing open access online forums for community engagement, I have been confronted with the comment that the results are […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

9 years ago

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