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The Asia-Europe Foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and International IDEA examine how citizen movements in Europe and Asia are emerging as alternatives to major political parties.
A new social media tool called Countable allows US citizens to review government proposals and say whether they support it.
In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.
Andy Williamson from Democracy Space reflects on the influence of social media on the 2015 UK election campaign.
Two new apps allow a public servant or a citizen to live stream public meetings, writes Northeastern University's James Toscano.
The ABC's Patricia Karvelas argues politicians need to harness the non-stop nature of digital media to develop better policy.
Jun, a municipality located in the province of Granada, Spain, is pioneering Twitter as a way of administering its public services.
A report by Congressional Management Foundation finds that email torrents from citizens are jamming the gears of the US Congress – and the advent of social media will only add to the problem.
The failure to embrace contemporary methods of communication is a significant problem for politicians, writes the University of South Australia's Collette Snowden.
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