In a timely response to yesterday’s news about changes to We the People, Tiago Peixoto shares reasons to be skeptical about governmental e-petition platforms, as well as some ideas for how to improve such online engagement:
When it comes to perfecting participatory institutions, there is no silver bullet. Working with government on a permanent basis for years, I am aware that many of the suggestions above are easier said than done. But it would also be too easy to say that e-petitions are great participatory mechanisms as they stand.
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