Publications/Research

Social networking sites and politics (Mar 2012)  It turns out that birds of a feather don’t always flock together on social networking sites (SNS) when it comes to politics. This study is based on a survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, which posed a series of questions about people’s general use of SNS for politics and about the ways in which they interact with friends on the sites over political material.

A New Transparency for NY State: Use the Explosion in Information Technology to open NY Government (March 2012).   A report produced by Citizens Union, Common Cause,  League of Women Voters of NY State, Reinvent Albany, and the New York Public Interest Research Group that outlines specific recommendations  for how NYS can use information technology to make state government more open.

Road Map for the Digital City (Spring 2011). Released by NYC’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne, this report outlines a path to build on New York City’s successes and establish it as the world’s top-ranked Digital City, based on indices of Internet access, Open Government, citizen engagement, and digital industry growth.

Enabling the Connected City: Year in Review (2011). The NYC Dept. of Information & Technology Annual Report

E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy (October 2011). This book examines how e-government facilitates online public reporting, two-way communication and debate, online citizen participation in decision-making, and citizen satisfaction with e-governance. The book explores the impacts from governments that have engaged their citizens online, discusses issues and challenges in adopting and implementing online civic engagement initiatives globally, and helps guide practitioners in their transition to e-governance.

The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age (released May 2011). Randal C. Moss and David J. Neff show how the future of innovation, internal entrepreneurship, fundraising and social media communications are going to radically reshape the landscape of nonprofits in the next five years.

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