Story: How even the best e-participation intentions can go astray

There’s a story over at Intellics highlighting then risks incurred by the Obama government of “pseudo-dialogue” and “pseudo-civic engagement” and the need for some sort of quality assurance guidelines for the public participation efforts that the new administration is bound to undertake.:

I guess these lessons apply to any mass participation programme, no matter how well intentioned, and come back to the blurred line between the roles of moderator and advocate.

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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