Digital Government with Megan Beretta
Season: 2 Episode: 3 [download this episode (MP3, 24.4MB)]
Megan Beretta is a public servant who is dedicated to digital government. She and Elizabeth chat about the evolution from e-government to digital government, where we find digital gov efforts in Canada (also, who can actually get stuff done), and opportunities for increased accessibility.
We've mentioned the Citizenship in a Connected Canada book before - it is the one Elizabeth co-edited. It is available open access (that means free!). There are three relevant chapters for today's episode! Links below are to SSRN which is a repository for pre-prints, you can also download or order the full book here.
Ch. 4: Elizabeth mentions a model of e-government and transition to digital government in the episode. You can find a good breakdown of that model in the Canadian context in Kent Aitken's chapter: Government in the Connected Era.
Ch. 5: Megan mentions Amanda Clarke's work (which is vast) but you can find an accessible overview of some key points in her chapter: Data Governance, The Next Frontier of Digital Government Research and Practice.
Ch. 7: While you're at it, check out Megan's own chapter: Influencing the Internet, Lobbyists and Interest Groups’ Impact on Digital Rights in Canada.