From Civic Tech to Civic Capacity: The Case of Citizen Audits

@article{Rahman2017FromCT,
  title={From Civic Tech to Civic Capacity: The Case of Citizen Audits},
  author={K. Sabeel Rahman},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  year={2017},
  volume={50},
  pages={751 - 757}
}
  • K. Rahman
  • Published 12 June 2017
  • Political Science
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
This paper identifies and theorizes an important mode of participatory governance: citizen audits -- the organized, strategic use of participatory monitoring techniques to hold government actors accountable. Citizen audits offer a unique mechanism for generating political accountability and redressing disparities of capture, corruption, or power. Citizen audits achieve this by catalyzing the mobilization and organization of civil society actors. By combining this mobilization with policy… 
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