Digital Participation: A Public Administration Panacea

Throughout democratic history, encouraging participation in the administration of government has been a challenge, one that 21st century technologies can help to address, particularly as public participation becomes a benchmark for legitimacy and effective social organization. Digital tools and data analysis are particularly useful, as they offer the opportunities for shaping modes of participation that address specific challenges. In his article in Dubai Policy Review, Visiting Research Fellow Robert Madelin argues that governments urgently need to revisit their understanding of participatory techniques. 

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