David Zussman published am artiicle in the Ottawa Citizen entitled Governments need more, not less information to make decisions which outlines the state of Public Opinion Research in the federal government.
David Eaves put up a nice post on The Open Source Public Service. Here is an excerpt:
"The main point is that “open” can work in policy development. So maybe it is time to set the public service free? To allow policy analysts to self-organize and focus their attention to where they believe they can best contribute, rather than having hundreds if not thousands of them babysitting files that simple don’t move?"
While Peter Smith wrote about online engagement strategies in his post Government Participation Online: Layers of Engagement.