Re-Imagining Governance in Practice: Benchmarking British Columbia's Citizen Engagement Efforts

113 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2015 Last revised: 23 Mar 2018

Andrew Young

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab

Christina Rogawski

Independent

K. Sabeel Rahman

Brooklyn Law School

Stefaan Verhulst

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab

Date Written: May 1, 2013

Abstract

Over the last few years, the Government of British Columbia (Canada) has initiated a variety of practices and policies aimed at providing more legitimate and effective governance. Leveraging advances in technology, the Government of British Columbia (BC) has focused on changing the way it engages with its citizens with the goal of changing the way it seeks input and develops and implements policy. The efforts are part of a broader trend among a wide variety of democratic governments to re-imagine public service and governance.

The goal of this report is to: Outline and benchmark the current state of the BC Government’s efforts in improving transparency, citizen engagement and streamlined service delivery; Inspire BC officials how to build upon the existing foundation by pointing to worthwhile practices and policies drawn from case studies and reflections of current practitioners and thinkers in the field.

For this report, we identified two central themes to position BC’s efforts. For each theme, the report provides an account of what BC is currently doing - benchmarking it with other jurisdictions.

Suggested Citation

Young, Andrew and Rogawski, Christina and Rahman, K. Sabeel and Verhulst, Stefaan, Re-Imagining Governance in Practice: Benchmarking British Columbia's Citizen Engagement Efforts (May 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2560761 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2560761

Andrew Young

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab ( email )

Bobst Library, E-resource Acquisitions
20 Cooper Square 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-711
United States

Christina Rogawski

Independent

K. Sabeel Rahman

Brooklyn Law School ( email )

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Stefaan Verhulst (Contact Author)

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab ( email )

Bobst Library, E-resource Acquisitions
20 Cooper Square 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-711
United States

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