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Information 2016, 7(4), 55; doi:10.3390/info7040055

Government-Driven Participation and Collective Intelligence: A Case of the Government 3.0 Initiative in Korea

Department of Public Administration, Sungkyunkwan University, 25-2 Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03063, Korea
Academic Editors: Muneo Kaigo and Willy Susilo
Received: 30 August 2016 / Revised: 26 September 2016 / Accepted: 29 September 2016 / Published: 8 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Citizenship and Participation)
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Abstract

The Park Geun-hye Administration of Korea (2013–2017) aims to increase the level of transparency and citizen trust in government through the Government 3.0 initiative. This new initiative for public sector innovation encourages citizen-government collaboration and collective intelligence, thereby improving the quality of policy-making and implementation and solving public problems in a new way. However, the national initiative that identifies collective intelligence and citizen-government collaboration alike fails to understand what the wisdom of crowds genuinely means. Collective intelligence is not a magic bullet to solve public problems, which are called “wicked problems”. Collective deliberation over public issues often brings pain and patience, rather than fun and joy. It is not so easy that the public finds the best solution for soothing public problems through collective deliberation. The Government 3.0 initiative does not pay much attention to difficulties in gathering scattered wisdom, but rather highlights uncertain opportunities created by collective interactions and communications. This study deeply discusses the weaknesses in the logic of, and approach to, collective intelligence underlying the Government 3.0 initiative in Korea and the overall influence of the national initiative on participatory democracy. View Full-Text
Keywords: citizen participation; participatory democracy; deliberative democracy; collective intelligence; public sphere; Government 3.0 citizen participation; participatory democracy; deliberative democracy; collective intelligence; public sphere; Government 3.0
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Nam, T. Government-Driven Participation and Collective Intelligence: A Case of the Government 3.0 Initiative in Korea. Information 2016, 7, 55.

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