The PDD weekly wrap on all things democratic, Feb 12

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News/Blogs

MP Richard Burgon has an interesting blog post on Democratic Audit bemoaning proposed changes to archiving Cabinet papers. What happened to open government? Read here: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=19509

On the topic of open government, the World Bank has launched a new research consortium to find out more about where it is happening (and not), how, how well, etc). Read more, here: http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/governance/brief/launch-of-research-consortium-on-the-impact-of-open-government-processes?cid=EXT_WBSocialShare_EXT

And here’s leading open government advocate Beth Noveck’s latest essay, the Rise of the Citizen Expert: http://www.policy-network.net/pno_detail.aspx?ID=5056&title=The-rise-of-the-citizen-expert

Also of note, the  Citizen Participation Newsletter  for February is now out: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=PPN-CITIZEN-PARTICIPATION-GROUP;c2609be8.1602p

Events

Syracuse’s Tina Nabatchi is leading a conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World. Find the details for the Call for Papers here: http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/parcc/news/Thirds_International_Democratic_Governance_in_the_Developing_World_Conference/

Publications

Catherine Durose et al. (including PDD stalwart Oliver Escobar) with a paper out in PAR on ‘people making a difference in communities’: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12502/abstract

Cass Sunstein (forthcoming in Daedalus) claiming that the US Executive operates in…

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