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    Digital mapping in Warwick Junction and the remaking of ‘space’: notes from South Africa

    IT for Change, 2017
    There have been significant shifts in the policy environment of South Africa that are transforming the way citizen engagement takes place in the country. However, high income inequality in South Africa extends to the differentiated experiences of ICT-mediated engagement amongst citizens.
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    A citizenship in crisis: voice, welfare and other contestations in the digital state

    IT for Change, 2017
    The vision, design and implementation of e-governance in India with its attendant “datafication” leads to many pertinent questions about the changing nature of governance and state-citizen engagement.
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    Democratic accountability in the digital age

    IT for Change, 2016
    There is, this Brief argues, a new governance paradigm emerging, characterised by the rise of "governance by networks" and "rule by data". This flux, say the authors, is marked by a hollowing out of the state, replacement of human functions in public administration by digital technologies, and networks where private actors are becoming part of government.
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    New pathways for citizen agency: Open Government National Action Plans in Uruguay

    IT for Change, 2017
    Since the implementation of the first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (OGP-NAP) in Uruguay in 2012, open government has evolved from a focus on e-government that was non-participatory, towards a multi-stakeholder, transversal approach to public policies, with its own budget allocation.
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    When top down visions meet grassroots digital activism: notes from Netherlands

    IT for Change, 2017
    The Netherlands provides several avenues for citizen participation in formal policy-making, and is often described as a global leader in e-participation and e-government. Yet, even in a context where citizen participation has become a policy principle, the desired format of and the actual opportunities for participation can be problematic.
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    Empowering communities for housing and community services

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.
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    Campaigning for the rights of indigenous peoples

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.
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    Advancing reproductive health rights

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.
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    Mobilising citizens for transparency and accountability in education through Textbook Count

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.

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