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Radio Berkman: What do you call a web-enabled political system?

From the MediaBerkman blog:

What do you call a web-enabled political system? Dot-Communism? A Meme-ocracy?

Either way, US President Barack Obama has been up to some interesting tricks in building .gov’s web presence. A memo (linked here) that came out of the Oval Office in late January ordered all federal agencies not only to err on the side of transparency in their dealings, but to embark on ambitious new web-enabled methods for bringing in citizen participation.

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Last week we announced the publication of a related set of case studies: The Internet & Democracy project, in association with the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, has added new papers to its series of critical investigations into the Internet's impact on democracy and democratic processes: Three Case Studies from Switzerland: Smartvote, Electronic Voting, and Political Communication, by Urs Gasser, James Thurman, Jan Gerlach, Richard Staeuber.