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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.
The Pew Research Centre highlights how the political opinion and activity among Americans is increasingly being channeled through social media.
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.
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