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.
- “What is Government 2.0?”
By Tim Bonnemann on Intellitics, Inc.
- “Why do we continue to get confused about Government 2.0?”
By John F. Moore on Government In the Lab
- “Gov 2.0: The Promise of Innovation”
By Tim O’Reilly on Forbes.com
- 2010 in the year of participatory platforms
Interview with Aneesh Chopra at Gov 2.0 Summit 2010
- “Taking on IT challenges at California Scale”
Article on Gov 2.0 in California by Alex Howard on O’Reilly Radar
- “Innovation in Government”
Report by the Partnership for Public Service and IDEO
(Focus on Federal Government use of Gov 2.0)
- “Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement” Report by the World Bank Group’s Digital Engagement Evaluation Team (DEET)