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Public Involvement

Who’s the Public & How Should They Participate?

In the previous post in this series, I discussed the concept of the public as a network comprised of interrelated groups, some focused on private interests, some focused on larger community concerns or institutions. The approach to public involvement that definition suggests is a collaborative one that draws citizens into the early stages of formulating […]

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Networks

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

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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Online Collaboration

Open Space-Online

How is it possible to accomplish an Open Space Technology (OST) meeting on the web, working only with text and limited visual aids through a desktop browser? That is the aim of Open Space-Online, and by many accounts it does the task effectively. Given the structure of an OST meeting, it would seem difficult to […]

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Online Collaboration

Clay Shirky: Platforms for Collaboration

For the past dozen years, Clay Shirky has been one of the most thoughtful and insightful writers about the impact of new internet technologies on the way people organize to get things done. Although the context he emphasizes is that of business, his ideas apply equally to all sectors. His recent book, Here Comes Everybody, […]

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