Internet governance

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Internet governance is, in short, the idea that the internet could be a substrate upon which a new (and improved, from the citizens' perspective) form of government might be built. It can also refer to using the internet as a tool for incremental improvement of existing government, a process which is already well underway in most developed countries.

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  • InstaGov is a detailed proposal for exactly this


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  • 2008-06-11 [Talk|Index] 9/11, Deep State Violence and the Hope of Internet Politics § [2]“But social thought is socially fashioned. For it to be effective it must be mobilized, and become more than a chorus of bloggers croaking from our backwater lilypads in the blogomarsh. Clearly it would take a strenuous concerted effort to create or persuade a movement, such as MoveOn, to take on all these issues. .. Is it possible that some organization can be persuaded to accept this challenge, and take the first steps in mobilizing such a force?” This sounds about as clear a call for InstaGov, or something like it, as one could imagine.



  • CrisisWiki: "an editable directory of resources related to disasters and crises around the world." (found 2010-05-01)
  • Local Government Asset Management "to promote collaboration between Australian Local Government asset management managers & practitioners." Content is Creative Commons licensed.
  • Politicopia Utah "Democracy will be revolutionized in the next decade by the Internet. If the community pushes Politicopia in the right direction, it might have a place in that revolution and might help people grab the information and organization they need to take control of their government, like we've wanted to do since, well, probably since we captured fire." [1]
    • 2008-01-15 Zaah Technologies Rescues America from itself: a relevant post... Zaah's web site doesn't make it clear what the status of the ORGware software is, or even whether it will be open-source or proprietary. This seems to be ORGware's official site, and it is even less informative. (Most of the header links don't even work.) Just give me the damn software already, and stop yammering about how wonderful it is...