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August 10, 2004
Chapter 5. Building on Experience
Posted by Jon Lebkowsky at August 10, 2004 8:40 PM
RE: page 78:
"In the United Kingdom, the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair has launched an aggressive program, called “The Big Conversation,” to bring parliamentarians and bureaucrats into a dialogue with citizens. This is an important departure from the notion that email is a form of polling. The Big Conversation depends on citizens submitting policy suggestions for discussion among Labour Party members—the old process of building a party platform, in which many of the important compromises necessary to build a broad coalition are hammered out, is being reborn on the Web"
Firstly the Big conversation is an NOT anything to do with the UK government - it is a Labour Party initiative.
Secondly, it was a stage managed charade, with very little online activity - see:
Posted by: Robin Grant at August 18, 2004 9:43 AM
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I can't believe I've missed this book for this long. Its edited by Mitch Ratcliffe and Jon Lebkowsky
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