Participedians may be interested in a new report from the IBM Center for The Business of Government.
The report is entitled: ‘Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services’. The authors, Satish Nambisan and Priya Nambisan, present four roles that citizens can play in the co-creation of public services.
As many of you know, AmericaSpeaks has closed down its operations. Participedia asked Susanna Haas Lyons, a former AmericaSpeaks employee and public engagement consultant, to reflect on the work of the organization and its legacy.
The Democracy Institute at Penn State has established a Democracy Medal. Each year, the medal will be awarded for “exceptional innovations that advance the design and practice of democracy.” The winner will receive $5,000 and be invited to give a talk at Penn State. You can find more information about the award here: http://cdd.la.psu.edu/research/penn-state-democracy-medal
This year’s deadline for nominations is on December 10th.
Recently, the Government of Finland conducted an extensive, nationwide, online citizen engagement process on a law reform. Participedia had a chat with Tanja Aitamurto, one of the lead advisers on the project.
Lyn Carson, John Gastil, Janette Hartz-Karp, and Ron Lubensky have edited a new book about the Australian Citizens’ Parliament. The book contains 22 chapters on a wide range of related topics including institutional design and innovation, deliberation, the flow of beliefs and ideas, facilitation and organizer effects, as well as impacts and reflections.