A recent blog article with the catchy title “Is Facebook Killing Democracy?’ has garnered attention in academic circles. It’s an increasingly critical question as more details emerge of Facebook’s role in undermining the last US
Participatory budgeting is a process in which community members come together to decide how a public budget should be spent. It happens in cities and towns large and small — from New York City to Hinton, Alberta. It’s also
Once the ideation process is complete and the issues, options, and constraints are set, it’s time to start voting. What comes to mind when you think about voting? For many of us, it’s cramming into a small booth by yourself to fulfill your role as a member of democratic society by checking off a few boxes
The first step in making any decision is determining what exactly needs to be decided. That sounds simple on its face, but can be surprisingly complex once you dive into it.
Government jobs are not known for lucrative salaries so it’s important that employees feel valued in their positions. The Government of Canada measures this satisfaction through a Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) taken every
Crowds are not necessarily wise; nor are they necessarily evil. The internet has ways of connecting us in virtual crowds that can bring out the best and the worst of groupthink. Chris Hedges in