Help us create an agenda for Edinburgh Political Innovation?

This forum is here for you to suggest sessions for the Political Innovation event in Edinburgh on the 13th November 2010.

Are there any sessions that you’d like to host yourself? Got any ideas for innovations that could change politics in Scotland? Or are there any areas in which politics touches innovation that you’d like to get more ideas or advice on?

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  1. Can you win an election on-line?

    Each recent election has been described as the 'Twitter election' or the 'Facebook election' but is it possible to engage with voters in sufficient numbers to have a real impact?

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    • Networked campaigning – how? What does it mean for politicians, civil servants and the campaigners?

      I'd like to know how seriously politicians and civil servants take online / networked-based campaigns? How do / should they respond to them - and is 'hacktivism' - the 'Save Africa' Facebook group - cut across the real need for a more participative and deliberative democracy?

      31 votes
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      • Will independence allow for a more diverse political system beyond centre-

        If Scotland were independent would there be more room for far-left or far-right party's to grow?

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        • 17 votes
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          • 17 votes
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            • Women blog too - who knew? Making women visible online.

              There are lots of women out there in the Blokeosphere, but you wouldn't know it from the rankings list. How can we change that?

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              • How to get blogs beyond bloggers

                A criticism of blogs is that they only speak to the political establishment and are full of inside jokes and event intra party politics. How do you broaden that in Scotland even to civil servants and other senior figures?

                15 votes
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                • Has the "open" Parliament really engaged beyond just visitors

                  Much is made of the fact that Holyrood is more open to the public and their ideas than, say, Westminster and Brussels. However, beyond the figures of visitors and public petitions that tend not to make much real progress, is the Scottish Parliament really as "open" as it seems.

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                  • Peer to Peer Politics

                    Developing, discussing and propagating reality-based policies. Towards a particpative State.

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                    • Are e-petitions the way of linking online activism back to democratic process?

                      Online activism and campaigning are well and good, but there needs to be a way of being sure that your elected representatives will pay attention to what is being said. Petitions are one option - so long as there is a commitment from the politicians to respond to the petition

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                      • Hyperlocal Sites

                        Hyperlocal sites, are they good or bad when it come to politics & elections?

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                        • It's not rocket surgery, it's my politician's surgery

                          How can we streamline getting correspondence back from our representatives? Can tools such as Twitter and the MyMP app be useful beyond campaigning and be used comprehensively for corresponding with representatives, and more importantly, getting a response from an MP or MSP? Is this desirable?

                          12 votes
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                          • Edinburgh has the trams, a Parliament but no real political engagement. How do we get people back?

                            Does anyone wish to work on raising engagement in communities ?

                            11 votes
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                            • Gov spends £100m on arts, they'd be better building a web 2.0 digital platform to empower audiences.

                              Listings, ticketing and social media from a single place. What's not to like.
                              news.scotsman.com/.../Richard-SavilleSmith-We39ll-need-to.6393479.jp

                              It's a political decision.

                              10 votes
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                              • Are political blogs anything more than a personal soap-box?

                                Should we only regard political blogs as personal soap-boxes? Or do they have the potential to be socially useful - perhaps in fostering public debate or shaping policies? If so, is there something that Scottish bloggers need to be doing more of than they are at the moment?

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                                • 10 votes
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                                  • Who's afraid of the big bad blog?

                                    Do politicians, the media or officials in Scotland fear blogs and, if so, is that helping or inhibiting democratic debate?

                                    7 votes
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                                    • How to ensure appropriate use of ICT to disseminate information and knowledge to make politics more

                                      How to secure the appropriate use of ICT and adoption of the internet to ensure that politics is not driven by shallow egoes, or popular opinions, but driven by knowledge, and used to reach well informed optimal decisions in relation to sustainable allocation of resources.

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                                      • Politically orientated self-education systems for bloggers

                                        I wonder if a repository of as broad a range of political DNA as possible, organised along the lines of an online music store or an Everyman library for the 21st century, with crowdsourced tools such as content tagging, couldn't be created to support bloggers in their development of ideas and concepts. This would be a cross-party repository of both current and historical content and would enable bloggers to deal more accurately with issues, comments and any assertion flagging systems.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Constructive transparency: Nothing can grow if senior people in an organisation feel insecure.

                                          Often, senior professionally minded people don't understand interactivity. They've delegated it and feel threatened by it as a result. They don't see it as a tool that can make their organisation better. We need to fix this.

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