Helping parliaments get closer to the people they represent

By Andy Williamson A key challenge for those trying to engage a broader public in parliamentary democracy is that the processes often appear closed and opaque (because, often, they are). The language is off-putting, the procedures cumbersome and unfriendly, and it’s hard to see what’s going on. It can be hard to see any value […]

The eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government.

Following on from the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013 (CeDEM13), the eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM)  has published its latest issue (5,2), which can be found here. This issue presents the best peer-reviewed papers from the CeDEM13 and judging by the list of contents, below, they should make for some interesting reading […]

Speaker Announces Digital Democracy Commission for ‘Parliament 2.0’

The Speaker of the House of Commons has announced a ‘Digital Democracy Commission’ to look at the implications of the technological revolution for parliament and democracy. The Commission, which will begin work early in 2014, is in part a response to the rebuilding of the reputation and trust in parliament as a result of the […]