To help map the field and provide a means for monitoring important developments, the GovLab has created a curated collection of Twitter lists featuring key open governance players and thinkers.
The full Open Governance list includes over 150 must-follow accounts from across sectors and discipline areas. Twitter users can follow the full list and/or keep tabs on important players working within the GovLab’s three core lines of inquiry, or levers of open: Smarter Governance – Getting Expertise In, Open Data Governance – Pushing Data Out and Shared Governance – Sharing Responsibility. Additionally, we have further categorized the members of the full list based on individuals’ specific discipline or interest area, including: General Open Governance, Legal and Policy Barriers to Open Governance, Technology, Innovation, Policy, Business and Economics, and Behavioral Science and Social Psychology. Finally, Twitter users can subscribe to the GovLab’s Network of Collaborators list, featuring individuals working directly with the GovLab to improve people’s lives by changing how we govern.
While the GovLab Twitter lists already contain a wide variety of key academics, practitioners and government decision-makers working in this burgeoning field, we recognize that there are many voices that we may have missed. Take a look at the individuals we’ve identified so far, and either tweet us your suggested additions @TheGovLab or leave them in the comments below.
The GovLab Key Open Governance Players Twitter Lists:
- Full Open Governance List – our consolidated list of key players in the field of opening governance, including Beth Noveck, Theresa Pardo and Vivek Kundra
- GovLab’s Network of Collaborators, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Geoff Mulgan and Sheena S. Iyengar
- Smarter Governance – key players exploring how to make governance smarter by getting expertise in, including Jennifer Pahlka, Anthony Townsend and Daren C. Brabham
- Open Data Governance – key players exploring how to improve governance by pushing data out including Todd Park, Martin Tisne and Jeanne Holm
- Shared Governance – key players exploring how to improve governance by sharing responsibility, including Tiago Peixoto, Rachel Botsman and Clay Shirky
- Legal and Policy Barriers – key players exploring the legal and policy barriers to opening governance, including Susan Crawford, Hudson Hollister and Steven Aftergood
- General Open Governance – key players exploring the general field of open governance, including Tim O’Reilly, Emily Badger and Alex Howard
- Technology – key players exploring the technologies that enable open governance, including Vint Cerf, DJ Patil and Brian Behlendorf
- Innovation – key players exploring innovation in governance, including Steven Johnson, Anil Dash and Rachel S. Haot
- Policy – key players exploring open governance through a policy lens, including Henry Farrell, Helen Margetts and Hélène Landemore
- Business and Economics – key players exploring the business and economics aspects of open governance including Moisés Naím, Peter Orszag and Anita McGahan
- Behavioral Psychology and Social Psychology – key players exploring the use of behavioral science and social psychology to improve governance, including Cass Sunstein, Dan Ariely and Colin Camerer
- Crowdlaw Changemakers – practitioners involved in collaborative legislation and constitution writing initiatives, including Nati Carfi, Seamus Kraft and Pia Mancini.