The Xarxa d’InnovaciÃ³ PÃºblica (XIP, the Catalan Network for Public Innovation) has just published the booklet Programari lliure i de codi obert â€“ Societat lliure i govern obert (Free and open source software â€“ Free society and open government). The booklet is in Catalan and presents a collection of reflections and good practices on why and how to apply free and open source software in government.
I am collaborating with the first chapter, Les noves infraestructures de la democrÃ cia (The new infrastructures of democracy), where I state that:
We can say without too much exaggeration, that the tools of democracy have gone through a deep process of democratization. The diagnosis of the needs of a community can be far more pluralistic today through the small but numerous personal contributions of its members, and beyond the contributions that their spokespersons and representatives could make. The identification and consideration of possible alternatives to fill a need can be much richer today by the concurrence in the deliberation of more players, better informed and with their arguments much better founded. The final assessment of the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of decisions made today can be much more transparent and accurate thanks to the ease of publishing decision-making protocols followed by publishing indicators and data to make any kind of assessment.
The full text of the chapter and the booklet can be downloaded below.
PeÃ±a-LÃ³pez, I. (2016). â€œLes noves infraestructures de la democrÃ ciaâ€. In Xarxa d’InnovaciÃ³ PÃºblica (Coord.), Programari lliure i de codi obert â€“ Societat lliure i govern obert, 6-7. Barcelona: Xarxa d’InnovaciÃ³ PÃºblica.
Xarxa d’InnovaciÃ³ PÃºblica (Coord.) (2016). Programari lliure i de codi obert â€“ Societat lliure i govern obert. Barcelona: Xarxa d’InnovaciÃ³ PÃºblica.
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2016) “Book chapter: The new infrastructures of democracy” In ICTlogy,
#153, June 2016. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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