Networks

Online Networks & the Future of Politics

Andrew Rasiej, the founder of Personal Democracy Forum (PdF), gives an overview in this video of changes in politics and citizen engagement made possible by network technologies. As described online, PdF is “an annual conference and community website about the intersection of politics and technology,” especially the way in which “[t]echnology and the Internet are […]

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Weaving Collaborative Networks - 2

Weaving Collaborative Networks – 2

I want to pick up the theme of the last post in this series and explore the relationship between public policy consensus building for purposes of conflict resolution and the formation and growth of self-organizing networks. Although there are many differences, both have similar long-term goals and can complement each other effectively. In the earlier […]

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Weaving Collaborative Networks - 1

Weaving Collaborative Networks – 1

In an earlier post, I suggested that resolution of public policy conflict by collaborative methods might benefit from applying lessens learned from the emergence of complex networks. Both enhance the ability of individuals and organizations to solve problems they can’t manage on their own. They also seem, though, to differ sharply in many ways. Conflict […]

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Leadbeater: Why Collaboration Works

Leadbeater: Why Collaboration Works

Charles Leadbeater briefly summarizes key points about collaborative efforts in the video of the last post, and I’d like to single out a few ideas that are especially relevant to public policy collaboration as well as public participation. This post will introduce the subject and will be followed by others addressing each process in more […]

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Charles Leadbeater on Collaboration & Organizations

Video made available online by UsNowFilm This is the second in a series of videos presenting ideas by innovative thinkers about collaboration, governance and the internet. In the first, Clay Shirky described the impact of online collaboration in almost visionary terms as changing the nature of organization and the control of information. Charles Leadbeater has […]

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Networks and Collaboration

Networks and Collaboration

Networks have been a hot topic for several years and with good reason. Their widespread and varied uses have the potential to change the way business gets done, and those changes are having an impact on governance as well. In fact, the term “governance” is coming to mean the networking among public, private and nonprofit […]

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