Engaged in the USA

The latest (Fall 2009)  edition of the Intergovernmental Solutions Newsletter is entitled “Engaging Citizens in Government” and contains 24 short pieces on the topic from a range of sources in including the UK with Andrew Stott, Director of Digital Engagement being one of the authors.

I’d prefer to pick out two American pieces, one being a short analysis of the latest Pew Internet survey which signifies that the well-off and well-educated are more likely to engage in political dialogue, i.e. no change, although there are some hints that social media may change this.

The second is a two-page piece on page 32 by Kathryn Brasier of Pennsylvania State University, entitled “Planning for Citizen Engagement”, which should be read by every politician.

A slightly bizarre newsletter of a document but full of interesting titbits to read at ones leisure.


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