Government 3.0 @ NYU Wagner

Abaixo, a ementa do curso “Government 3.0: Rethinking Governance and Re-Imagining Democracy for the 21st Century”, da NYU Wagner

Trata-se da Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a escola de Serviços Públicos da Universidade de Nova York. O curso é dado pela Profa. Beth Simone Noveck, uma das maiores autoridades do mundo em governança.

A ementa, disponível em  tem uma série de leituras, bibliografias, links de vídeos e reportagens:


1) January 30 – Designing Government – In this first class, we will focus on the opportunities technology offers to re-imagine how we govern in the 21st century.

Video: Clay Shirky, How the Internet will (One Day) Transform Government? (VIDEO); Beth Noveck, Demand a More Open Source Government (VIDEO);  David Cameron (VIDEO); Tim O’Reilly, Government as a Platform (2010) (VIDEO); Jen Pahlka, Coding a Better Government (VIDEO)

Readings: Scott Adams, What If Government Were More Like an iPod?WSJ, Nov. 5, 2011 (link); Joi Ito, An Open-Source Society, Innovating By the Seat of Our Pants, New York Times (link); Michael Greenstone,Toward a Culture of Persistent Regulatory Experimentation and Evaluation.

Demo: and San Ramon Fire Department App

Project: Set up your blog and find your blogging communities


2) February 6 – The History of the Open Government Movement – In this class, we explore the tenets and technologies of open government and what has been accomplished to date to design more open and participatory institutions.

Video: Jeremy Weinstein, Professor, Stanford University; National Security Council (2009 – 2011). (VIDEO) (pw: enjoy)

Readings: Selected readings on Open Government including President Obama, Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government (link); OMB Open Government Directive (link); Open Government Declaration of the Open Government Partnership (link); European Parliament Open Government Declaration; Rakesh Rajani, Open Government is Human Government (link); Prime Minister David Cameron, Letter to Government Departments on Opening Up Data, May 31, 2010 (link).

In Class: Chris Vein, Chief Innovation Officer for Global Technology Development at the World Bank and Former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Project: Comparative Open Government Blogging- Adopt an agency or country’s Open Government Plan (Due Feb 13) (Open Government Partnership Website); (US Open Government Dashboard-Domestic Plan) (Open State Governance – Russia Website); (Volunteers in Russia); (VIDEO: Open State Governance Conference-Russia)


3) February 13 – Gov 1.0 to Gov 3.0 – To contrast the innovative potential of new technology, we talk in this class about the history of the use of technology inside and outside of government.

Video: Andrew Rasiej, Founder of Personal Democracy Media, Chairman of NY Tech Meetup (AUDIO); Carl Malamud, Founder of Public (VIDEO)

Readings: Noveck, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful, Chapters 1,2, 4 and 8. (E-BOOK)

Project: Comparative Open Government Blogging Due


4) February 20 – Inspiration Intermission – How I Changed the World in 90 Days or Less? – This week, we seek inspiration from innovators, whose creative yet simple projects are transforming governance for the 21st century. You will interview:
Seena Jon Ghaznavi, Producer (VIDEO)


5) February 27 – The Tools: Big Data and Open Data– In this class, we explore how data can help to produce social change by learning about the tools and techniques of big data and predictive analytics. We will examine examples of how big data is changing governance at the local and national level.

Video: Sandy Pentland, (VIDEO); Steven Koonin, CUSP, NYU (AUDIO)

Readings: James Manyika et al., “Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity,” The McKinsey Global Institute, May-2011 (link); David Robinson, Harlan Yu, William Zeller, and Edward W. Felten, “Government Data and the Invisible Hand,” Yale Journal of Law & Technology, vol. 11, p. 160, 2009 (link); Richard H. Thaler, “Show Us the Data: It’s Ours After All,” New York Times, April 23, 2011 (link); Esther Dyson, The Quantified Community (link); Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data (link);Beth Noveck and Daniel Goroff, Liberating Non-Profit Data (link)

Demo: Michael Holland, CUSP Chief of Staff (Class Presentation); Juliana Freire, NYU Poly (Class Presentation)

Project:Open data case study. ‘Record Your Own Interview’


6) March 6 – The Tools Applied: Behavioral Insights and Smart Disclosure – In this class, we look at the ways in which data are being used as an alternative regulatory strategy to improve consumer decision making and consumer protection. We explore what’s working and where this approach falls short.

Video: Joel Gurin, Former Chair, White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure (WEB: Launch), (AUDIO), (Class Presentation)

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, from the Office of Management and Budget, September 8, 2011 (link); Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (Introduction and Chapters 5, 8, 9, 10, 17); The Charter of the Task Force on Smart Disclosure: Information and Efficiency in Consumer Markets (2012); “Informing Consumers Through Smart Disclosure,”; U.S. Department of Education, “College Affordability and Transparency Center,” (link)


Project:Smart Disclosure case study; ‘Record Your Own Interview’ DUE


7) March 13 – The Tools: Crowdsourcing and Collaboration Technologies– In this class, we look at social media and the emerging technologies for collaboration and participation.
Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (Presentation)
***Spring Recess – Class will not meet on March 20***


8) March 27 – The Tools Applied: Peer Produced Governance, Peer Produced Progress – This week, we will continue our discussion of social and collaboration technologies by exploring how to apply online participation to the work of governance. We look at the opportunities and impediments to effective participation at a distance.

Video: Steven Johnson, Author of Future Perfect (VIDEO), (VIDEO2)

In Class Discussion: Aaron Cohen, Gov Lab Fellow; Founder INC@NYUand Professor of internet history and culture in the Department of Media, Culture, & Communication; Stefaan Verhulst, Gov Lab Fellow, Markle Foundation Chief of Research and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Global Communications Studies.

Readings: Steven Berlin Johnson, Future Perfect (book);

Demo: Power Beyond the Ballot: 57 Democratic Innovations from Around the World

Project: Citizen at the center case study/project


9) April 3rd – Prize-Backed and Grand Challenges – In both the private and public sectors, the use of prizes and contests to spur innovation is on the rise. These types of initiatives largely fall into one of two categories: prizes and grand challenges. As budgets tighten and information and communication technologies continue to advance, leveraging the expertise of the public through contests and challenges is becoming more attractive to government agencies. While there are differences between the two techniques, both shift the locus of innovation from inside a government agency to the public, while creating motivation beyond basic market incentives.

Video: Tom Kalil (link) and Cristin Dorgelo (VIDEO: Collaborative Innovation)
Readings:Tom Kalil and Cristin Dorgelo, “Identifying Steps Forward in Use of Prizes to Spur Innovation,” White House Blog: Office of Science and Technology Policy, April 10, 2012 (link) OSTP Memo on Prizes and Challenges, Department of Health and Human Services (link); “‘And the winner is…’ Capturing the promise of philanthropic prizes,” McKinsey & Company, July 2009 (link)
Project: Challenge Project


10) April 10 – New Paradigms For Delivering Social Services – Now we shift to looking at how a range of new technologies and policy innovations are changing how government works. This week, we look at innovations on the local level.

Video: Craig Newmark — Craigslist and CraigConnects (AUDIO)

Readings: Locapolis blog – 101 ways to do local democracy; Alex Howard, Gov 2.0 Goes Local: How local governments are using technology to deliver smarter government (link) and Opening Government, the Chicago Way, O’Reilly Radar (link); Jay Nath, Reimagining Government in the Digital Age (link) – Emily Badger, The Dawn of the Municipal Chief Innovation Officer, Atlantic Cities (link).

Demo: See, Click, Fix and SpaceHive (UK)


11) April 17 – New Paradigms for Lawmaking – Here we take the example of lawmaking at the national level to ask and answer how technology is transforming one of the core practices of governance: legislative drafting.

Readings: Harlan Yu, dissertation, Designing Software to Shape Open Government Policy, Ch1-2 (link); Stefaan Verhulst, Finland is About to Change What We Mean by Lawmaking (link).
Demo: GitHub, Madison Project


12) April 24 – The Tools: Mobile Technologies: Mobile Money, E-Health and MGovernment Service Delivery– In addition to new computational and collaboration technologies, mobile is arguably the most important technological advance for participatory democracy. At the same time, making hard decisions using very small screens implies unexplored design challenges.
Speaker: TBD
Readings: The Journey Toward ‘Cash Lite’ (link); TBD
Demo:; text for baby; Survey of mobile governance apps by Tiago Peixoto, World Bank


13) May 1st – The Skills Framework – This week, we focus on developing additional skills useful to developing your designs; persuading people to implement your proposals; and measuring their effectiveness. Members of the class can opt for an extended seminar, which will replace both pre- and in-class time this week.
Topics may include:
App design and development basics
Persuasive storytelling and presentations
Designing a killer infographic
Thinking outside the box
Costing and budgeting your proposal


14) May 8 – Imagining The Future: What Is Government In 20 Years? : Class presentations