The Quickfire Presentation - Revolution in Government Presentation Transcript
[R]evolution in Government #projectrevolutionAnthony Deos | @asdeos
Our discussion:• What is social media?• Revolution, Evolution or both?• The Epochs of Civilization• Social media inGovernment• Wither the Nation-state?
What is social media?• Common misconception: ▫ It’s technology, it’s applications and tools.
What is social media?• It’s about relationships & human interaction.• Why is social media different? ▫ Both the instrument & product of social shaping.
Social Media = Collaboration
Social Media = Networks• Network Society• ‘Disaggregated’ states collaborating in networks.• Noopolitik ▫ Knowledge power ▫ Network organization
Revolution, Evolution or Both? BOTH
Revolution, Evolution or Both?• ‘Change comes in waves or cycles…some waves come in such magnitude that it appears to be a ‘revolution’’.
The Epochs of Civilization• Spoken Word• First ‘writings’.• The alphabet.• Moveable type.• Mass media/broadcast• The Internet.
The Epochs of Civilization• Spoken Word • ‘The Great Leap forward’• First ‘writings’. • First City State• The alphabet. • Greek Enlightenment• Moveable type. • Renaissance• Mass media/broadcast • End of Cold War• The Internet. • ??
Where and Why?
The Printing Press• Most recent world-order transformation.• Without the printing press, the state as we know it would have not come into existence.
Social Media & Globalization• Nation-states unleashed the forces of globalization.• But, globalization flourishes because of the ICT ‘revolution’.
Social Media in Government• Nation-state Reactions: ▫ Control ▫ Adapt• Two Levels: ▫ Local ▫ Global
Social Media inGovernment• Control – increasingly difficult ▫ Nation-states models based on maintain control are being challenged.• Adaptation – increasingly necessary ▫ Nation-state models in transition are more common .
Arab Spring Nation-states• Control of Information• Little or no citizen interaction• Mistrust of state-owned media
Arab Spring Nation-states• Social media did not CREATE the uprisings, but played a central role in SHAPING the debates.• Used to disseminate information and network.
New Zealand• An early innovator: ▫ Digital Strategy 2005 ▫ 2005 - 100% of schools connected to Internet ▫ 2007 – Participation 2.0 ▫ Digital Strategy 2.0 in 2008 ▫ DigitalNZ
New Zealand• Positive adaption continues: ▫ Between 2011-12 the Government sector had the greatest growth of engagement. ▫ Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFI) ▫ Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI)
New Zealand• A new type of nation-state? ▫ A network-information society. E-government Integration across networks (borders, cultures, etc.) ▫ A ‘knowledge society’ Knowledge provider/producer & sharer.
[R]evolution & the Nation-state• Wither the nation-state? ▫ Yes&No ▫ More likely further evolution of political and social organization.