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Type: Conference paper
Title: Crowd-sourcing techniques: participation, transparency and the factors determining the co-production of policy
Author: Griffiths, O.
Citation: The Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on eGovernment, Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 16-17 June 2011 / Maja Klun, Mitja Decman and Tina Jukić (eds.): pp.288-295
Publisher: Academic Publishing Ltd
Publisher Place: UK
Issue Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781908272003
ISSN: 2049-1034
Conference Name: European Conference on eGovernment (11th : 2011 : Ljubljana, Slovenia)
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Mary Griffiths
Abstract: The establishment of trust in the transparency of government and the commitment to collaboration with citizens, through engagement initiatives,remain strong priorities for Australian governments. The paper discusses the Gov 2.0 Taskforce recommendations within the context of Australian uptake of social media, and the Web 2.0 features of government initiatives. It compares the relative success of two engagement projects: Community Cabinets at the federal level; and SAPLAN consultation processes at state level. Comparative analysis suggests that participatory initiatives depend for their success on expanding the role of public servants; and on realistic assessments of citizen expertise and expectations of collaboration, which take account of the online capacities being formed by social media protocols in civil society sectors.
Keywords: Public servants; social media; community cabinets; SAPLAN; consultations; citizen experts; dotmocracy
Rights: Copyright The Authors, 2011. All Rights Reserved.
RMID: 0020115048
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