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A list of books exploring different issues like how civic tech can be used to meet challenges in the cities,  how to increase democratic participation, or what are the best ways to combat ethical concerns.

@CivicWhitaker Anthology

Three years of organizing, writing, and documenting in Chicago civic tech at the Smart Chicago Collaborative. By Christopher Whitaker Edited by Daniel X. O'Nei…

A Beginner’s Guide To Local Government

With our "Beginner's Guide To Local Government" coloring book, workshops, happy hours, and lecture series, we make it as easy as possible for you to get involved.

A Civic Technologist’s Practice Guide

Cyd Harrell's onboarding manual & survival guide for practitioners in the field.

A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative and Distributed Governance

A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance (Brookings / Ash Center Series, Innovative Governance in the 21st Century)

Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, by Gavin Newsom

Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government [Gavin Newsom, Lisa Dickey] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A fascinating case for a more engaged government, transformed to meet the challenges and possibilities of the twenty-first century.” —President William J. Clinton A rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy in the digital age

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government, by Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels

Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens.

Open Data Now

Open Data Now: The Secret to Hot Startups, Smart Investing, Savvy Marketing, and Fast Innovation [Joel Gurin] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

What happens when Big Data is made open to YOU?

Discover how Open Data can benefit you, your business

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Ours to hack and own: the ride of platform cooperativism

Edited by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider: Ours to Hack and to Own, the rise of platform cooperativism, a new vision for the future of work and a fairer Internet.