Tomorrow's creative, flexible lawmakers will be tech-savvy politicians who use a variety of electronic means to help their constituents become better citizens and themselves be better representatives. In time, politicians who fail to embrace e-democracy tools are likely to see their bills defeated by sophisticated online issue advocacy campaigns - or see themselves pushed out of office altogether by tech-savvy newcomers.
William Eggers is Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and Global Director, Public Sector for Deloitte Research. An edited extract from his book Government 2.0, published by Rowman and Littlefield, ISBN 0-7425-4175-4, is at the wiki now via another e-newsletter.
Friday, May 13, 2005
Wiki quote from Government 2.0 book
In the past weeks, I've done very little with the wiki, Platform.For-Pgh.org. We do have it on disk now. We do have buttons for the platform as well. That effort is a long-term project. Enjoy this snip.