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@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 Lever and a Place to Stand: How Civic Tech Can Move the World

This book takes a close look at civic apps and general-purpose tech platforms and services.

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 ) [Stephen Goldsmith, Neil Kleiman, Steve Case] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Proposing an entirely new governance model to unleash innovation throughout local government At a time when trust is dropping precipitously and American government at the national level has fallen into a state of long-term

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.

Fearless Cities: the book

"Municipalism is a rising force that seeks to transform fear into hope from the bottom up, and build that hope together."

cat-icon Barcelona

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

Opening the Government of Canada

The Federal Bureaucracy in the Digital Age. By Amanda Clarke

cat-icon The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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.

Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Crisis

The book looks at organizing models, civic tech, governance, citizen engagement and how to fund, staff, and train the next generation of leaders to revitalize democracy.

The CUTgroup book

Civic User Testing Group as a New Model for UX Testing, Digital Skills Development, and Community Engagement in Civic Tech By Daniel X. O’Neil and the Smart Ch…

cat-icon Chicago, IL, USA

The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, by Astra Taylor

From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force