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What the Academic Literature Says About Civic Engagement

A literature review notes three big themes and challenges to emerge from a year's worth of intellectual investigation of civic engagement.
January 2, 2020, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Stefanie Le provides a distillation of a literature review that "focuses on the general themes, recommendations and challenges gleaned from academic journals, media articles and nonprofit briefs" on the subject of civic engagement in 2019.

"The literature reviews discussed the motivations behind civic engagement, the influence of technology on civic engagement, case studies regarding government projects with open data or e-government in different public sectors, and social factors that can determine e-government participation," according to Le.

Le notes that the newly emerging intersection between smart technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) in city infrastructure has influenced recent study into civic engagement.

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Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Data-Smart City Solutions
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