Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful

Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful

by Beth Simone Noveck

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ISBN-13: 9780815703464
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 1 MB

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Beth Simone Noveck is professor of law and director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School and a visiting professor at Stanford University. She advised the Obama-Biden campaign and transition project on innovation and government.

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"A sweeping visionary yet highly pragmatic book! Beth Noveck concretely shows how to leverage the participatory nature of web 2.0 technologies to build a new kind of participatory democracy and a smart, lean government. She speaks from experience. A must read not just for policy folks and the digerati but for any of us wanting to understand how to tap the collective and diverse wisdom of the America to create a better, more connected style of democracy." —John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp and Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

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Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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chikitsak on LibraryThing 26 days ago
I'm afraid this book presents old material and nothing that's break-through or original. The original reviewer is correct that 'this book lacks is direction on how the newest technology could be used by those who work in government to change it from within' ... but even the idea of wiki government is an old idea that Noveck, being a law academic by background, missed several years of pre-existing thought on this in other schools of academia. It's not an original book and it lacks plans to actually implement the ideas it has.
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wtneary More than 1 year ago
Beth Noveck is a pioneer, now at The White House, in exploring ways to engage, and not just inform, the public through the latest social media and other technologies. Those of us who are elected officials, along with everyone else, are struggling to find methods of collaborative democracy that work. She doesn't have all the answers - those aren't available yet - but this is the best 'state of the art' examination of what's been done and what's possible. The review of the Peer to Patent program is important, but the book also contains many other suggestions. (There's a lot online about Peer to Patent, in which the public and government collaborated together; one post is at http://personaldemocracy.com/node/11084 My first take on her book is at http://electing2blog.blogspot.com/2009/08/before-asking-wheres-digital-democracy.html with more to come. There's a lot to think about in here, and even more to act on.
blanders More than 1 year ago
I'm afraid this book presents old material and nothing that's break-through or original. The original reviewer is correct that 'this book lacks is direction on how the newest technology could be used by those who work in government to change it from within' ... but even the idea of wiki government is an old idea that Noveck, being a law academic by background, missed several years of pre-existing thought on this in other schools of academia. It's not an original book and it lacks plans to actually implement the ideas it has.