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The Role of Information and Communications Technology in Strengthening Citizen Participation and Shaping Democracy: An Analysis of Mexico's Initial Experience and Pending Challenges

This paper assesses the ICT driven potential as it relates to Mexico's initial experience with online citizen participation mechanisms. To said end, the first part of this paper puts the issue of citizen participation into both political context and comparative technological perspective. Having set forth these benchmarks, the second part of this paper evaluates the current state of online citizen participation at the level of the federal executive and legislative branches of the Mexican government. This part is followed by a consideration of the technological, legal, and cultural obstacles which Mexico must overcome to prospectively strengthen online citizen participation. The paper concludes by arguing, as a basic proposition, that the elevated quantity of citizen generated information derived from online citizen participation mechanisms has positively informed law and policy making and safeguarding processes in Mexico. (continue)

The Communications Center

The Communications Center helps individuals, businesses, nonprofits and other organizations build and improve communication skills. We emphasize skills that help promote understanding of different interests, concerns, perspectives and issues, and lead to the peaceable and productive resolution of conflicts at work, home, and in the community. The Communications Center, Inc. is owned by Sarah J. Read and Kim Ryan. (continue)

When English is a Second Language: Suggestions for Improving Communication

This helpful one-page chart outlines tips for dialogue leaders when they or the participants in their dialogue speak English as a second language (ESL). (continue)

Op-Ed by Mica Stark for Seacoast

This initiative was part of the “Democracy Communications Network,” a 2007-2009 project that encouraged leaders in deliberative democracy to periodically write op-eds and blog posts as part of larger, collaborative media campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of quality public engagement.  Use the “Democracy Communications Network” tag to see the articles written in association with this project. Published in the Portsmouth Herald on Sunday, December 14, 2008. Viewable at Seacoast Online at www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20081214-OPINION-812140316. Tapping citizen input: Setting priorities, solving problems December 14, 2008 The […] (continue)

DCN Topic 4: Strengthening the Relationship Between Citizens and Government

This was the fourth topic of the “Democracy Communications Network,” a 2007-2009 project that encouraged leaders in deliberative democracy to periodically write op-eds and blog posts as part of larger, collaborative media campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of quality public engagement.  Use the “Democracy Communications Network” tag to see the articles  written in association with this project. In the aftermath of an historic election, the Obama Administration is poised to move from a new and more democratic style of campaigning to a new […] (continue)

Channel Political Energy into Renewed Activism

This article was written as part of the “Democracy Communications Network,” a 2007-2009 project that encouraged leaders in dialogue and deliberation to periodically write op-eds and blog posts as part of collaborative media campaigns that raise awareness of the importance of quality public engagement. Use the “Democracy Communications Network” tag to see all the articles written in association with this project. Succession planning in organizations is well-represented in theory, but lacking in practice. For more than a year, our country has enjoyed an impressive escalation […] (continue)

2nd DCN Topic: Racism in Our Nation

This was the second topic focused on by the “Democracy Communications Network,” a 2007-2009 project that encouraged leaders in dialogue and deliberation to periodically write op-eds and blog posts as part of collaborative media campaigns that raise awareness of the importance of quality public engagement. Use the “Democracy Communications Network” tag to see all the great articles that were written in association with this project. Also see the General Tips for Writing Op-Ed Articles. Articles, blog posts and op-eds on this topic: May 4th article […] (continue)

Op-Ed by Harris Sokoloff for the Philadelphia Daily News

This article was written as part of the “Democracy Communications Network,” a 2007-2009 project that encouraged leaders in deliberative democracy to periodically write op-eds and blog posts as part of larger, collaborative media campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of quality public engagement. Use the “Democracy Communications Network” tag to see the articles  written in association with this project. Philly’s rules of engagement Posted on Wed, Nov. 21, 2007 and currently available online at www.philly.com/philly/opinion/11681542.html. By HARRIS J. SOKOLOFF IT SEEMS THAT the presidential candidates […] (continue)

Op-Ed by Tina Nabatchi in the Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)

This article was written as part of the “Democracy Communications Network,” a 2007-2009 project that encouraged leaders in deliberative democracy to periodically write op-eds and blog posts as part of larger, collaborative media campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of quality public engagement. Use the “Democracy Communications Network” tag to see the articles  written in association with this project. Tina tells us that the placement her piece was amazing – full color, on the front page of the opinion section. It’s currently on the Post-Standard […] (continue)

Op-Ed by Lisa Blomgren Bingham in the Indianapolis Star

This article was written as part of the “Democracy Communications Network,” a 2007-2009 project that encouraged leaders in deliberative democracy to periodically write op-eds and blog posts as part of larger, collaborative media campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of quality public engagement. Use the “Democracy Communications Network” tag to see the articles  written in association with this project. This op-ed was published on October 26, 2007 in the Indianapolis Star. My view: Lisa Blomgren Bingham Give the masses more ways to enter political conversation […] (continue)

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