Managing democracy?

A group of Canadian researchers led by Sandford Borins, and Perry 6 from the UK, have established an interesting site, Information In the Public Sector – Political, Policy, and Management Challenges, in preparation for a book about the experiences of the federal (Canada) and Ontario governments in “achieving the great potential presented, and meeting the enormous managerial challenges posed, by the application of information technology (IT) to services, policy consultation, and political processes up to the end of 2005.” I look forward to reading the book.

Thanks to Alexandra Samuel for pointing also to their e-democracy biography, which I cannot find via the “offical” site. The bibilography is partially annotated, and seems comprehensive and very useful.