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The final case studies are listed on the UK highlights page.
The UK Local E-democracy National Project has commissioned at least 8 international e-democracy case studies. These single project-oriented case studies will be among the most read e-democracy case studies to date. Whether you are a practitioner or an academic expert, we've opened up the door for you to be involved.
- Submissions - Submit suggestions on projects that should be considered for a case study or join the Best Practices Leadership Team.
- Case Study List - Our draft list of possible case studies.
- Global Case Study Template - The uniform template that must be followed.
- UK deadlines - When briefs and case studies are submitted, reviewed, finalized.
- BP Honorariums - For contributing accepted case studies relevant to e-democracy in local government and communities.
Also see the priority briefs for developing content.
What must an accepted case study include?
- Local Governance - A focus on a project highly relevant to local government and democracy in the information age. General e-government or simple service provision does not qualify.
- Template - Use of the Global Case Study Template from the UK Local E-democracy National Project. The case studies must be professionally written in third person with a factually oriented analysis. Quotations from those involved with the project may be used to liven up the text.
- Use of Wiki - Sharing of your initial draft for comment via this wiki technology - something new and exciting. Get started here.
- Interview - At least one telephone (or Skype) or in-person interview with someone directly involved in the project. You may also gather answers to questions via e-mail, but this should not replace direct communication with the project.
- Optional Video or Audio - Bonus 50 GBP for gathering video or audio multimedia interviews. If you have permission to record answers to a few questions either in-person or via the telephone, this will add a lot to the Further Information section.
- Further Information - collect everything public that the project is willing or able to share including planning documents, evaluations, budget summaries, links to news stories or other articles on the project, etc. These will be attached or linked from the case study with permission. (Don't attach material that cannot be shared.)
- Confirmation - An e-mail confirmation is required from Steven Clift that your topic is approved.
- Accepted Draft - In order to receive your 250 GBP (~$465US) BP Honorarium via PayPal, you should expect at least one set of comments on needed corrections or style adjustments.
- Submission by Deadline - The deadline for a final draft (you should place your work in progress in the wiki page dedicated to your case study along the way) is Friday, January 28. Those completed by Monday, January 24 will receive a 25 GBP bonus.
- Agreement with ODPM Copyright - The version of the case study (the original text or multimedia only and not the related resources) we forward will become the legal property of the UK Office of the Deputy Prime Minister as noted in our disclaimers. Also, we may submit more than 8, but only those that in the end fit our official scope will be covered by an ODPM copyright. However, case studies may be updated on the DoWire.Org site for at least one year by site participants.
Portions of this site supported by the UK Local E-Democracy National Project.