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Lessons from the Network Model for Online Engagement of Citizens

by Elisabeth Richard

Government and Citizen Engagement On-line

"The Internet is like a library, a news wire, a deliberation room and a voting booth, all meshed together in a dynamic process at the tip of the citizen's fingers." So says Elizabeth Richard, in Lessons from the Network Model of On-line Engagement of Citizens, a paper she delivered to the LENTIC Colloquium in Brussels, May 18-19, 2000.

The paper describes the results of a project initiated in 1996 by PWGSC for the G-7 Governments On-line and Democracy initiative. CPRN was a partner in the project. It builds on the outcome of a number of workshops and a roundtable involving a cross-section of federal public servants who came together to discuss the impact of the emerging network environment on their relationships with citizens.

Release Date: 25 Aug 2000
Number of pages: 14