E-Democracy Best Practices Briefs – Edited/By Steven Clift – 2005

These handy “briefs” provide concise overview of key tools or strategies that can be used by governments and others without delay. Rather than wait for a separately budgeted e-democracy or Government 2.0 project, most of these ideas can be integrated into existing online effort.

The were commissioned by UK Local E-Democracy National Project and released in 2005 with a set of complementary case studies.

Each brief follows (most are written by Peter Davison and myself) the following outline:

  • Definition:
  • Summary:
  • Rationale and Objectives:
    • What can you use this feature for?
    • Why use it? (Compared to other options)
  • Benefits – To Various Groups
  • Limitations and Cautions
  • Successes – Successful Implementations
  • Further Information
  • Top Related “How-to” Online Resources

Briefs – on online features with examples (from Archive.org)

  • Advanced Web Comment Forms
  • Budget Proposals Online
  • Content Syndication
  • Community Portals
  • Democracy Portal
  • Democratized Navigation
  • Elected Official Videos
  • E-mail Response Policy
  • E-Newsletters
  • E-Notification
  • Geographic Personalisation
  • M-Democracy – Mobile Content
  • SMS Citizen Input
  • Voter Education Online
  • Wireless Internet