Two preview chapters from Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice are available for download. The book, available January 2010 from O’Reilly Media, is a “collection of essays, interviews, and case studies provides a multi-faceted and nonpartisan account of government as it becomes more transparent, collaborative, and participatory.”
Preview chapters include ‘Disrupting Washingtonâ€™s Golden Rule’ by Ellen S. Miller and ‘Visualizing Policy and Politicians’ by Fernanda ViÃ©gas and Martin Wattenberg.
From the publisher:
This collection of essays, interviews, and case studies provides a multi-faceted and nonpartisan account of government as it becomes more transparent, collaborative, and participatory. Each chapter expresses the views of its prominent author, and the book as a whole offers a persuasive argument for transparency and interactivity in government at all levels. As a handbook for advocates of openness and e-government, Open Government provides a valuable mosaic of opinions from leading politicians, journalists, programmers, professors, and visionaries, making it a must-read, particularly in light of current events and technologies.
- The beautiful vision: seamless access to government information that is remixable, meaningful citizen interaction with government officials, and improved government effectiveness through realtime data analysis and visualization
- Transparency in the U.S. and abroad: solutions to bureaucratic indifference as well as government procurement biased towards proprietary, closed-source vendors
- Open, semantic government using Web 2.0 technologies: mashing up government data, knowledge management via wiki, and the open source approach to government
- Government 2.0 agenda for public participation: reforming government procurement, mandating the use of open standards, and bringing citizens into the government process