Open Politics = movement which supports and parallels the free software and open content movements but wants to apply their principles to politics, i.e. more open and transparent means of decision making.
"The open politics movement parallels the free software and open content movements, and relies on both to create what is claimed to be a more "open" and "transparent" means of decision making in politics."
"The open politics movement parallels the free software and open content movements, and relies on both to create what is claimed to be a more "open" and "transparent" means of decision making in politics. It grew from earlier work in online deliberation and deliberative democracy, which in turn drew on research in issue-based argument and early hypertext and Computer Supported Cooperative Work research of the early 1980. Gradually, as there came to be more and more software and content of political and legal interest, there also came to be more and more entities relying on it for decisions.
Today the dkosopedia.com project to document all Guantanamo Bay detainees is probably the most notable and worthy open politics project. It is supported by the ACLU and former President of the United States Jimmy Carter.
See Open Politics Canada for a thriving example at http://openpolitics.ca/2/tiki-index.php
This report on a deliberative democracy project in Perth also has a good definition and references to the literature on the evolution of this movement, at http://www.activedemocracy.net/articles/jhk-dialogue-city.pdf
Political wiki initiatives
... that accommodate people with diverse political views:
- Debatepedia, http://debatepedia.org/
- Campaigns Wikia, http://campaigns.wikia.com/wiki/Campaigns_Wikia
- Open Politics Canada, http://www.openpolitics.ca/
Different articles on the `open politics' and `open parties' theme at Open Democracy, at http://www.opendemocracy.net/democracy-open_politics/issue.jsp