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2 Global E-Democracy Trends 2004 By Steven Clift, Publicus.Net

3 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Global E-Democracy Trends Presentation Outline Introduction Defining e-democracy Democratic sector examples E-democracy outcomes Next generation explorations Conclusion Further information

4 Introduction

5 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Introduction Is this the end to politics as we know it? – Question from a reporter in 1994

6 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Introduction No Secret: In the online era, set low expectations and declare victory!

7 Defining e-democracy

8 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Defining e-democracy E-democracy is: –the use information and communication technologies and strategies –by democratic sectors –within the political processes of local communities, states, nations and on the global stage. Political Groups Private Sector Government Media and Commercial Content

9 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Defining e-democracy E-democracy … –is now, what kind is it? –is accelerating as is politics –will promote active citizen participation only with the e-citizen perspective included –What is its goal? Political Groups Private Sector Government Media and Commercial Content E-Citizens

10 Democratic Sectors

11 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Democratic Sectors Representative Institutions Live Video

12 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Democratic Sectors Representatives – Political leaders galore Live Video

13 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Democratic Sectors Political news online – The main public window Live Video

14 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Democratic Sectors Political Groups – 1,000,000s of sites Live Video

15 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Democratic Sectors Campaigning online … US President Live Video

16 E-democracy Outcomes

17 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net E-democracy outcomes E-democracy should seek to: –improve the democratic outcomes of the policy process –engage citizens in meeting public challenges Involvement for the sake of involvement has limited value. E-democracy must make a qualitative difference.

18 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net E-democracy outcomes Why improve e-democracy? –Noise and conflict from online advocacy –Citizen expectations of two-way medium –Better decisions, smarter government –Accommodate the will of the people

19 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net E-democracy outcomes Understanding governments role: –Its not all on your shoulders –Do the best in your area –Working pro-actively with other sectors to accelerate benefits, deepen citizen engagement

20 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net E-democracy outcomes What outcomes? –Trust and Accountability –Legitimacy and Understanding –Citizen Satisfaction –Reach and Equitable Access Detailed in my E-Government and Democracy article for the United Nations World Public Sector Report:

21 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net E-democracy outcomes What outcomes? Continued … –Effective Representation and Decision-Making –Participation through Input and Consultation –Engagement and Deliberation Detailed in my E-Government and Democracy article for the United Nations World Public Sector Report:

22 Next Generation Applications

23 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Next Generation Applications Representation Personalization and Notification Decision-Making and Leadership Consultation and E-Rulemaking Accountability Policy Implementation Citizen Participation and Online Dialogue

24 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Representation Use of ICTs by representative institutions and elected officials Balance of power issues important Examples –Parliaments Online – Iceland, Minnesota,IcelandMinnesota –Jan Hamming, Tilberg, The NetherlandsJan Hamming Must ensure that elected officials have the tools to represent – break the services first, democracy later perspective

25 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Representation Iceland – Whats now Live Video

26 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Representation Hamming – Virtual Office Live Video

27 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Representation Minnesota House – Real-time access Live Video

28 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Personalization and Notification Information access with user defined notification = dissemination. Timely access to politically relevant information is the key innovation Examples –City of St. Paul, MinnesotaCity of St. Paul, Minnesota –Info4Local.Gov.ukInfo4Local.Gov.uk –Menlo Park, California

29 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Personalization and Notification City of St. Paul – notices Live Video

30 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Personalization and Notification Personalization and notification = real service

31 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Personalization Communication personalization – no overload here, Menlo Park, California

32 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Personalization Personalized tracking, user generated hot links Live Video

33 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Localization Personalization based on Geography, Interests Live Video

34 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Decision-Making & Leadership Cabinet-level strategic communication to assist decision-making Countries with advanced systems include Finland, Estonia, and Croatia. EstoniaCroatia Leadership? Japans PM has two million subscribers on his M- Magazine list.M- Magazine list Croatian cabinet, Source: Microsoft

35 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Decision-Making & Leadership Japan PMs M-Magazine - 2 Mil e-subscribersM-Magazine

36 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Consultation and E-Rulemaking Online consultation is the leading e- democracy interest area within the administrative side of government – particularly in the Europe, Canada, and Australia. E-rulemaking in the United States. Examples –UK eDemocracy ConsultationUK eDemocracy Consultation –Top ten tips – Article with examplesTop ten tips – Article with examples

37 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Consultation and E-Rulemaking UK eDemocracy consultation

38 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Consultation and E-Rulemaking Online consultations

39 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Consultation Meetings with District Manager Wireless Video Conferencing –Citizens in 8 rural Indian villages –Discussed lack of village bus services and roads, illegal possession of land, financial assistance to a widow, and agricultural training and seed distribution to local self-help groups – Source: n-Logue.com (co. of Indian Inst Tech, Madras)

40 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Accountability Public accountability ranks first among U.S. citizen priorities for e-government: –36% - Government that is more accountable to its citizens –23% - Greater public access to information –21% - More efficient and cost-effective government –13% - More convenient government services Source, E-Government the Next American Revolution, September 2002E-Government the Next American Revolution

41 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Accountability Seoul Anti-Corruption – OPEN System

42 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Accountability US Farm Support Payments Look-up

43 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Accountability Deep Transparency – Yalova, Turkey According to their Dec presentation, they provide/plan to provide access to: Council decisions Immediate flow of incomes Daily flow of expenditures Municipal Tenders Citizen applications and document follow-up Wealth Declaration - Increase/decrease of income and wealth of top officials (on left)

44 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Policy Implementation Output versus input – moving government from sole provider to a facilitator of information exchange among diverse stakeholders working to meet similar public challenges. Public Net-work Examples –CommunityBuildersNSWCommunityBuildersNSW –OneFishOneFish –Development GatewayDevelopment Gateway Models also have NGO-led potential

45 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Policy Implementation Portals, information exchange, events

46 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Policy Implementation Information exchange

47 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Citizen Participation Citizen participation and online dialogue demonstrate an e-democracy future that can transform politics. Connecting people within democracies from the local level on up, embracing geography, is a key starting point. See Minnesota E-Democracy.Minnesota E-Democracy This is the focus of much of my work, and truly the domain of the e-citizen.

48 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Citizen Participation Visit

49 Conclusion

50 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Conclusion E-democracys exciting dimensions deserve deep exploration and experimentation. Innovative practices NOT being made widely known. Therefore, NOT spreading rapidly. Services first, democracy later approach is a significant barrier to balanced and successful e-government more …

51 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Conclusion Promoting leading e-democracy strategies across government, NGOs, and the media and private sector requires investment. With democratic intent, information and communications technologies can be used to meet public challenges and lead to better public outcomes. E-democracy success = when we drop the e

52 Global E-Democracy Trends Copyright 2003, Steven Clift, Publicus.Net Further Information Democracies Online Newswire Over 2500 people around the world exchanging announcements, news, and articles related to e-democracy, e-government, and e-politics. E-Democracy Resources Flyer Links to the top e-democracy starting points on a two page flyer available in HTML, Word, and PDF. Publicus.Net More articles and presentations by Steven Clift


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