How can we move past the debate between representative and participatory democracy? / Yann Coatanlem
Net neutrality is challenged again, this time by the FCC. Can economics help us make sense of the debate underlying a controversial decision? / François Meunier
Citizens lobbying emerges as a plausible, yet largely unnoticed, form of civic participation that complements rather than antagonizes representative democracy. / Alberto Alemanno
Promoting openness, transparency and collaboration, yes; but is it enough when compared to the powerful trends of fragmentation of information and opinion?
Is democracy just another market? Can civic technology build a sustainable economic model without ruining their very principle?
Civic technology revives the democratic process by improving information, enabling greater citizen participation, improving government transparency.
The emergence of open innovation models is redefining the methods and spirit of public action. Government is reinventing itself as an innovation platform.
Should platforms like Uber be legalized or not? Should Apple’s encryption technology be restricted? / Jia Kai
The recent Directive on the protection of trade secrets sparked widespread criticism. A careful reading of the text, however, can dispel most of the expressed concerns.
Technological innovation can help to reinvigorate the most human of all decision process: democracy. This is the purpose of the Democracy 2.1 experiment.
Net neutrality has nothing to do with universal values. Its aim is to balance interests between ISP and ICP. This was the main stake in the recent FCC decision.
The question addresses Europe: how can we hope to have an influence on Internet governance if there is no strong, industrial power operating in the digital field?
Only France and Ecuador have appended the principle to their Constitution. In the former we see emblematic examples of difficulties to be overcome in enforcing the Principle.
A recent experience shows promising and unexpected outcomes. The goal? Ensuring greater transparency in the award of government contracts. The result? A new tool for conflict resolution.
The drive for reelection introduces predictable biases into political decision-making and helps explain governments' paralysis in the face of some very serious problems.
The combined challenges of energy and environmental security pose important national security questions and risks that, with few exceptions, remain poorly formulated and understood today.
There is a gnawing doubt: what if our points of reference, our capabilities, are no longer good enough? / Patrick Lagadec
The rise to power of the older generation disrupts companies, institutions, and policies.