Link: David Wilcox

I found David Wilcox via the DOWire list, where he was wondering following the DEFRA WiKi incident (link to Simon Dickson’s site), who in the UK government had responsibility for e-democracy. It is amazing how a government that started off trumpeting ‘joined up thinking’ is now moving forward through initiatives of ambitious individual ministers such as David Milliband.

So: Another e-participation consultant, another source of news of the reality of UK government’s efforts at creating an online nation.

About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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2 Responses to Link: David Wilcox

  1. David Wilcox says:

    Thanks Peter – I’ve just added this:
    Update: further investigation reveals that Lord Falconer and Bridget Prentice MP are indeed ministers for blogs, wikis and other things e-democratic. The line is that there’s no deliberate hiding of responsibilities – things like party funding, House of Lords and e-voting don’t get mentioned either. The current emphasis is on experimentation, which is why the Digital Dialogues report and the programme’s second phase is important.
    Neither Lord F nor Bridget P (nor the Department) has a blog.

  2. Yeah, they might be responsible, but judging by the difficulty you had finding that out, they’ve been pretty invisible in managing the UK’s e-democracy agenda even.

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