Yelp Now Shows Health Inspection Data for all Florida Restaurants. New Republic. Democracy Is Getting A Reboot On The Blockchain. In 2013, a group of activists in Buenos Aires attempted an experiment in what they called hacking democracy.
Representatives from their new political party would promise to always vote on issues according to the will of citizens online. Using a digital platform, people could tell the legislator what to support, in a hybrid of a direct democracy and representation. With 1.2% of the vote, the candidate they ran for a seat on the city council didn't win. But the open-source platform they created for letting citizens vote, called Democracy OS, started getting attention around the world. In Buenos Aires, the government tried using it to get citizen feedback on local issues. Blockchain to power remote citizenship. Blockchain uses a global network of computers or ‘nodes’ to store information so it cannot be tampered with.
The system allows the history of activity to be logged, and Springwise has covered several innovations that capitalize on this function: an ip that enables artists to create digitally trackable copies of their work; and a system that uses Blockchain to certify luxury items such as diamonds. Another application for blockchain technology is voting. Everyone can agree on the final count because they can count the votes themselves, and verify that no votes were changed, removed or duplicated. Now Nasdaq, the US stock exchange, is planning to use the technology to power a shareholder voting system in Estonia. « Civic Tech » : des applis pour doper la démocratie participative.
Could these 3 ideas reshape governance? Abed63eb 9576 4a8c ace5 e580d1105771. Prospective : Le Forum Économique Mondial et les trois scénarios de gouvernance en 2050 - L'analyse de cette production est particulièrement intéressante en ce qu'elle reflète des points de vue consensuellement adoptés par les grandes organisations internationales (FMI, OCDE etc...) qui participent à cette production et qui, à terme, vont influencer les politiques menées au niveau régional ou national.
Aujourd'hui, plongée au sein de la section sur le "futur du gouvernement" (Future of Government) dont voici l'introduction : Le gouvernement succombe à la mode des « hackathons » Comment l'État a fait appel à un hackathon pour développer le Compte personnel d'activité. Les projets primés permettent aux actifs de calculer le financement d'une formation en fonction de leurs droits acquis et de visualiser leurs « points » acquis grâce aux engagements citoyens.
What If Everyone Voted on Everything? In case you haven’t noticed, it’s an election year in the United States.
But for all the debates and Facebook fighting and media saturation, a huge percent of Americans will not vote in this election. And even fewer of them will vote in the midterm elections that follow. According to the Pew Research Center, the United States lags far behind nearly all of Europe and Asia when it comes to how many of its citizens vote. In 2012, just 53.6 percent of the eligible voting population cast ballots. Only 36 percent voted in the 2014 midterms. D-CENT: The emergence of the Internet-era citizen movements and political parties. The 19th century institutions of democracy, such as Parliaments, elections, parties, manifestos democratic assemblies are in great need of revival since they are out of synchronization with the 21st century technologies, norms and collective aspirations.
Network parties are appearing in Europe: the Pirate Parties in Iceland, Germany and Sweden; and the Five Star Movement in Italy have pioneered Internet-based decision-making structures. Podemos in Spain, now leading in the national pools, is opening decisions up to large numbers of people through the Internet, involving citizens in shaping policy and sharing their expertise. Platform Cooperatives and Beyond: The Future of Collaborative Governance? L'open data, c'est (aussi) de l'efficacité stratégique. La dimension démocratique de l'open data, ainsi que son potentiel d'innovation économique et sociale me semble désormais bien compris de tous.
Mais on parle moins son potentiel de transformation des institutions elles-mêmes, à l'heure où la simplification, la modernisation de l'action publique et la maîtrise de la dépenses deviennent essentiels. C'est pourtant l'un des objectifs importants de cette démarche. L'open data, on le sait, consiste, pour le gouvernement, à partager les données produites ou détenues par les administrations ou les établissements publics à l'occasion de leur mission de service public, gratuitement, dans des formats ouverts, et en autorisant toutes les réutilisations. Cet engagement est une liberté fondamentale qui n'est limitée que par le secret des délibérations du gouvernement, la protection de la vie privée, la sécurité nationale, et quelques autres secrets légaux (comme le secret fiscal, par exemple). An Elegantly Simple Way to Revolutionize Government. (Photo: Francisco Diez / Flickr)What started as a somewhat complex mathematical analysis of the game of politics using game theory (the mathematical study of strategic decision making) has evolved years later into an extraordinarily simple idea that would revolutionize government at all levels.
Deception is the lifeblood of our political system. A system claiming to work for the best interests of the people, while in fact largely working for corporate special interests, must necessarily be riddled with elaborate lies and deception. Our political system, with great help from mainstream media, is designed to foster mass deception rather than expose it.
But a simple rule change to our game of politics would instantly and reliably expose deception. This would destroy the status quo and revolutionize government. A Modest Proposal That Would Revolutionize Government A government website (or other website) would be modified to allow the public to search using the ID of any bill (e.g. The Obama administration wanted to open up government to citizen input. Why hasn’t it worked? Beth Simone Noveck is the Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.
Her new book, “Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing,” was published by Harvard University Press. I asked her five questions by email about the book’s major arguments. HF: Your book argues that the challenge for government has changed so that the real problem is not trying to limit corruption in the nineteenth century. How Open Data Is Changing Chicago - A Q&A with Chicago’s chief data officer about the power of big data.
United States cities collect data on everything from reported potholes to bus ridership to municipal workers’ salaries.
Country Examples Archive - Open Government Guide. Open Governance Research Exchange. Four scenarios for the future of #opengov – Benchmarking e-government in web 2.0. Scott Brison expands on Canada’s plan to adopt ‘results and delivery approach’ Scott Brison, speaking at the APEX symposium for senior civil servants held in Ottawa last week The minister responsible for Canada’s public service has expanded on the government’s plan to create a culture focused on results and delivery in a speech to senior officials. Canada’s new Liberal administration announced a new results and delivery unit to be created at the Privy Council Office (PCO) and a new Cabinet Committee on Agenda, Results and Communications, to be chaired by the prime minister as part of its first budget in March this year.