Foundational Documents

Just joining the conversation on Government 2.0? This page offers links to articles and interviews that provide background on what Gov 2.0 is, and how various governments and organizations are using it to provide information and connect with citizens. In addition to demonstrating how rapidly the field of Gov 2.0 is developing, these articles will introduce you to various aspects of the movement. Should Gov 2.0 be about facilitating service provision? Should it focus on creating more transparency within the political process? Should it go beyond these to provide an online platform for residents and citizens to actively participate and engage with their governments?

These foundational documents will provide you with context for understanding the ongoing discussions posted on Gov 2.0 Watch.