Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Archon Fung’s research and teaching aims to understand how participation, deliberation, and transparency can make contemporary public governance more fair and effective. He is the Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Democracy at Harvard Kennedy School, and organizes the Democracy Program at the Ash Center for Innovation and Democratic Governance there.
He is also the cofounder of participedia.net, a wiki-project being built with Mark Warren, Paul Daniell, and many others to open up the process of building knowledge around democratic innovation.
Fung has authored five books, including Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency and Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy. He has edited four collections and published over fifty articles appearing in professional journals.