Digital Governance Partnership Research & Engagement



Dialogues and workshops


Refereed publications

The Digital Governance Partnership has produced a special issue for Canadian Public Administration: ‘Understanding Governance in the Digital Era: An Agenda for Public Administration Research in Canada, including the following papers:

  • Introduction from Special Issue Co-Editors’, by Amanda Clarke (Carleton University), Evert Lindquist (University of Victoria), and Jeffrey Roy (Dalhousie University)
  • The Vestiges and Vanguards of Policy Design in a Digital Context’, by Amanda Clarke (Carleton University) and Jonathan Craft (University of Toronto)
  • Shiny New Wrapping or Same Old Black Box? Disruptions and Dilemmas of Digital Era Policy Advising’, by Dylan Marando (University of Toronto) and Jonathan Craft (University of Toronto)
  • Citizen and Stakeholder Engagement into the Digital Era: From Spicer to #Hashtags’, by Justin Longo (University of Regina)
  • Digital Government and Service Delivery: An Examination of Performance and Prospects’, by Jeffrey Roy (Dalhousie University)
  • Regulation Governance in the Digital Era: A New Research Agenda’, by Patrice Dutil (Ryerson University) and Julie Williams (University of Victoria)
  • Information Governance in Digitized Public Administration, David Brown (University of Ottawa) and Sandra Toze (Dalhousie University)
  • Multilevel Governance in the Digital Era: Canadian Federalism in Transition, by Davide Cargnello (Institute on Governance) and Maryantonett Flumian (Institute on Governance)
  • Accountability and Monitoring Government in the Digital Era: Promise, Realism and Research for Digital-Era Governance’, by Evert Lindquist (University of Victoria) and Irene Huse (University of Victoria)
  • Envisioning Beyond the Evidence for Governance: Foresight Competencies for Public Administration in the Digital Era’, Peter Jones (OCAD University) and Nenad Rava (OCAD University)

This special issue will appear in 2016-2017.

  • Visualization Practice and Government: Strategic Investments for More Democratic Governance’ Evert Lindquist (University of Victoria), chapter prepared for Gil-Garcia, J. R., Pardo, T.A. and Luna-Reyes, L.F. eds. ‘Policy Analytics, Modelling, and Informatics: Innovative Tools for Solving Complex Social Problems’, Springer, forthcoming 2017.
  • Remaking Government in Canada: Dares, Resilience and Civility in Westminster Systems’, Evert Lindquist (University of Victoria) with Chris Eichbaum, Governance, 29:4 (Oct. 2016), pp.553-571.
  • ‘GitHub use in public administration in Canada: Early experience with a new open collaboration tool’, Justin Longo (University of Regina) and Tanya Kelley (Arizona State University), Canadian Public Administration. Vol. 59, no. 4, pp. xxx-xxx, 2016.
  • Design principles for engaging and retaining virtual citizen scientists’, Dara M. Wald (Iowa State University), Justin Longo (University of Regina), & Dobell, A. R. (University of Victoria). Conservation Biology, 30(3), 562-570. 2016.
  • Data for Policymaking: Implications of the Digitally Invisible’ Justin Longo (University of Regina), E. R. Kuras (University of Massachusetts Amherst), H. Smith, D. M. Hondula (Arizona State University), E. W. Johnston (Arizona State University). Policy & Internet. (forthcoming) 2016.
  • Toward Precision Governance: Infusing Data into Public Management of Environmental Hazards’, D. M. Hondula (Arizona State University), E. R. Kuras (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Justin Longo (University of Regina), E. W. Johnston (Arizona State University). Public Management Review(forthcoming) 2016.
  • Towards Policy Analysis 2.0: Platforms for Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Among Policy Analysis’, Justin Longo (University of Regina). In Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead, Jonathan Craft (eds.) Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities. Chapter xx, pp. xx-xx. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (forthcoming) 2016.
  • Visualization Meets Policy Making: Visual Traditions, Policy Complexity, Strategic Investments’, Evert Lindquist (University of Victoria). Ch. 4 in E. W. Johnston, ed., Governance in the Information Era: Theory and Practice of Policy Informatics. New York: Routledge, pp.62-82.
  • Visual Methods and Beyond: Exploring the Logics and Influence of Competing Domains of Visual Practice’ Evert Lindquist, (University of Victoria), Visual Methodologies 4:2 (2016), forthcoming


Other publications, media articles and research contributions


Presentations and speaking engagements

  • Address. ‘Policy Analytics: Realtime Policy Micro-Experimentation‘, Justin Longo (University of Regina). Address to the Saskatchewan Economics Association Annual Conference. Regina, Saskatchewan. Thursday Oct 27, 2016.
  • Address. ‘Governance Trends: Digital Governance’ (Davide Cargnello, Institute on Governance). Conference Board of Canada, Oct 2016.
  • Panelist. ‘Open Government’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Right to Know conference, co-hosted by the Office of the Information Commissioner and Carleton University, Ottawa, 26 Sept, 2016.
  • Address. ‘Governance in the Digital Era: The Über-Example.’ Justin Longo (University of Regina) and Dionne Pohler (University of Saskatchewan). 2016 Public Management Research Association Conference, June 22–24 2016, Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • Monitoring the Evolution of Government and Governance: Moving the Classification of Public Administration Organizations to the Next Level’, Evert Lindquist (University of Victoria), final keynote presentation to the 2016 20th Anniversary IPMN Conference on ‘The Transformation of Public Management as a Field of Academic Study and Practical Reform’, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland June 1-3, 2016.
  • Panelist. ‘Open Policy Making’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Queen’s University School of Policy Studies Annual Policy Forum, Queen’s University, Kingston, 29 April 2016.
  • Organized and chaired a roundtable on ‘Governance in the Digital Era’, with presentations on papers from six sets of colleagues for a special issue of Canadian Public Administration, Annual Research Meetings of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, 16-17 May 2016, Evert Lindquist (University of Victoria).
  • Panelist. ‘Needs and Opportunities for Big Data in the Social Sciences and Humanities’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Data Day 3.0, Carleton University, Ottawa, 29 March 2016.
  • Panelist. ‘Citizen Choice, Service Delivery and Retail Governance: Who Looks Out for the Public Good?’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Digital Governance Forum, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Institute on Governance, Ottawa, 28 January 2016.
  • Implementing Government as a Platform’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Presentation at the Public Policy Forum’s Second Annual Clerks and Cabinet Secretaries Symposium on Policy Innovation. Ottawa, 13 October 2016.
  • Digital Hubs and Digital Government Reforms’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Chief Information Officer Branch, Treasury Board Secretariat. Ottawa, 23 September 2016.
  • Policy Community Project Armchair Discussion’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Panel discussion and webcast at the Canada School of Public Service. Ottawa, 22 February 2016.
  • The Future of Digital Government’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Keynote Talk at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada National Capital Region Annual General Meeting, Ottawa, 16 June 2016.
  • Moderator. ‘The Evolving Role of the Professional and Non-partisan Public Service’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Digital Governance Forum, Institute on Governance, Ottawa, 12 May 2016.
  • Chair and Convener. ‘The Innovation Challenge: Modernizing the Public Service’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Public Policy Conference, Ottawa, 12-14 November 2015.
  • Panelist. ‘Manager en Public/Managing Publicly’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). CAPPA Annual Conference Opening Panel, Quebec City, Canada. 16 May 2015.
  • Panelist. ‘Advancing Digital Governance: The Role of Research and Engagement’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Digital Governance Forum, Ottawa. 13 May 2015.
  • Invited Expert Participant, ‘Big Data and Innovation Policy in the European Commission’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Brussels, Belgium. 19 October 2015.
  • Roundtable Participant. ‘Digital Government’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Annual CAPPA Conference in Public Management. Glendon College, York University, Toronto, 26 May 2015.
  • The Vestiges and Vanguards of Policy Design in a Digital Context’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University) and Jonathan Craft (University of Toronto). Paper presented at the CAPPA Annual Conference, Quebec City, May 2016.
  • Opening Government under Stephen Harper’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Paper presented at the CAPPA Annual Conference, Quebec City, May 2016.
  • ‘‘This tweet does not represent the official view of the Government of Canada’: Methodological and theoretical implications of public servants’ social media usage’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Ottawa, June 2015.
  • Digital era government-third sector relations: lessons from Canada and the United Kingdom’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University). Paper presented at the Association of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, Ottawa, June 2015.
  • From Analogue Traditions to Digital Dreams: Digital Era Policy Design’, Amanda Clarke (Carleton University) and Jonathan Craft (University of Toronto). European Consortium of Political Research Joint Sessions. Warsaw, Poland, 30 March – 2 April 2015.

*This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.