The PDD weekly wrap on all things democratic, Feb 12


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:

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:

And here’s leading open government advocate Beth Noveck’s latest essay, the Rise of the Citizen Expert:

Also of note, the  Citizen Participation Newsletter  for February is now out:;c2609be8.1602p


Syracuse’s Tina Nabatchi is leading a conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World. Find the details for the Call for Papers here:


Catherine Durose et al. (including PDD stalwart Oliver Escobar) with a paper out in PAR on ‘people making a difference in communities’:

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

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