Open democracy supported by governance based on expanded pragmatism and testing out ideas

Janet McIntyre-Mills, Denise de Vries, Darius Pfitzner

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper presented at Conference (not in Proceedings)

Abstract

The paper is a resource for a demonstrati on workshop on prototype software designed with Aboriginal service users and providers. The research aims to narrow the gap between service outcomes and perceived needs. It relies on extracts and commentary on a forthcoming book in press entitled “User Centric Policy to Address Complex Needs” to be published by Nova Science. The policy potential to enhance democracy and governance within and across nation states is discussed. The proposed open democracy and open governance process supported by a prototype has the potential to address diverse cultural perspectives and complex needs. It is based on exploring ‘if-the n’ scenarios. The software could provide a platform for e-democracy and e-governance, because it provides a means to balance local individual needs with universal collective needs in an ongoing cycles. The process and software could make participatory action research on policy affordable and effective.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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