The Digital de Tocqueville
- John Kamensky for Government Executive March 1st, 2016
- Source: http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2016/03/digital-de-tocqueville/126277/
In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote “Democracy in America” as a reflection of what he saw in his visits to the new world. He hoped that the French, his target audience, would develop a deeper understanding of democracy’s potential.
Similarly, Beth Simone Noveck, in her new book “Smart Citizens, Smarter State” (Harvard University Press), also shares a vision of the future of government—a vision she and her colleagues build upon at the Governance Lab at New York University in a series of practical case studies.