34 global thought-leaders share views and ideas about the current state of eGovernment and what has come to be known as Government 2.0.
The book’s themes include:
- How the "web 2.0" revolution affects eGovernment activities
- How the digital grassroots, entrepreneurs and 'goverati' are working to change government
- How new tools, used over the internet, are going to change the way government interacts with citizens
Don Tapscott writes in the book’s foreword: "Every government leader, every elected official and
every government employee should read this book and get involved in one
of the most exciting challenges of our times – transforming government
for effectiveness, relevance and success, enabled by a new medium of
communications and required for the emerging citizens of the 21st
century. The stakes are very high."
The book's contributors touch on a number of different subjects, all
related to making government work better. Some deal with getting
government data out into the open, breaking down data silos. Others
focus on how to interact with the public through interactive websites.
Still others discuss how to facilitate organizational change that will
open up government.
Edited by John Gøtze and Christian Bering Pedersen, and foreworded
by Don Tapscott, the book includes contributions from Richard Allan,
Kim Normann Andersen, Tony Bovaird, Lee Bryant, Joanne Caddy, Stephen
Collins, Dan Doney, James Downe, Mark Drapeau, Bengt Feil, Dave
Fletcher, Michael Friis, Matt Leighninger, Lawrence Lessig, Rolf Lührs,
Elke Löffler, Rony Medaglia, Philipp S. Müller, David Osimo, Tim
O’Reilly, Tommy Dejbjerg Pedersen, Chris Potts, Steve Radick, Harald
Rathmann, Steve Ressler, Alexandra Samuel, W. David Stephenson, Hanne
Sørum, Ariel Waldman, David Weinberger and Olov Östberg.