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Politics Recoded: The Infrastructural Organizing of Code for America

By Aure Schrock. Out in September. The first detailed history of Code for America that examines how democratically designed government systems can collectively improve technology's impact on society.

A Beginner’s Guide to Finding User Needs

A free/libre book about UX research with qualitative methods on user motivations, activities, and problems, by Jan Dittrich

Der Kampf um das Internet

Wie Wikipedia, Mastodon Und Co. Die Tech-giganten Herausfordern. by Stefan Mey

Wir holen euch ab!

Wir holen euch ab!

Germany (Deutschland)

Dabei haben sich Katharina Liesenberg und Linus Strothmann vom Team Es geht LOS einer jahrtausendealten, urdemokratischen Methode bedient: des Losens

What Makes an Assembly?

Weaving together the anthropological, aesthetic, and political aspects of assembly-making, What Makes An Assembly? explores the potential of assemblies to reimagine the way democracy is practised in contemporary societies.

Runaway Technology

In an era of corporate surveillance, artificial intelligence, deep fakes, genetic modification, automation, and more, law often seems to take a back seat to rampant technological change.

Research Methods in Deliberative Democracy

Research Methods in Deliberative Democracy is the first book that brings together a wide range of methods used in the study of deliberative democracy.

The Wildcard Workbook

The Wildcard Workbook

758 8th Ave Suite 300, New York, NY 10036

The Wildcard Workbook: A Practical Guide for Jokering Forum Theatre is a resource for facilitators of all kinds looking for new ways to bring fun, creativity, and critical thinking into their work!

The Propagandists' Playbook

The Propagandists' Playbook

United States of America (the)

How Conservative Elites Manipulate Search and Threaten Democracy, by Francesca Bolla Tripodi

Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning

Interactive Explorations for Students and Teachers, by Robert W. Maloy, Torrey Trust, Allison Butler, & Chenyang Xu

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)

@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…

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.

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.

Opening the Government of Canada

Opening the Government of Canada

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Federal Bureaucracy in the Digital Age. By Amanda Clarke

The Open Data Handbook

Guides, case studies and resources for government & civil society on the "what, why & how" of open data.

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.

Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

A rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy in the digital age, Citizenville reveals how ordinary Americans can reshape their government for the better.

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

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.

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…

Citizen Science (book)

Citizen Science (book)

Gower Street, London, UK

If you are a professional researcher who wants to learn more about how to get started with designing your citizen science project, this is a good place to start

Ghost Work

How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

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

Beyond Transparency

This book is a resource for (and by) practitioners inside and outside government—from the municipal chief information officer to the community organizer to the civic-minded entrepreneur. 

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons

487 Central Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

“Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons” showcases over a hundred sharing-related case studies and model policies from more than 80 cities in 35 countries.

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