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Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age
Archon Fung is Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship. His research examines the impacts of civic participation, public deliberation, and transparency upon public and private governance. His Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy examines two participatory-democratic reform efforts in low-income Chicago neighborhoods. Current projects also examine initiatives in ecosystem management, toxics reduction, endangered species protection, local governance, and international labor standards. His recent books and edited collections include Deepening Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance; Can We Eliminate Sweatshops?; Working Capital: The Power of Labors Pensions; and Beyond Backyard Environmentalism. His articles on regulation, rights, and participation appear in Political Theory; Journal of Political Philosophy; Politics and Society; Governance; Environmental Management; American Behavioral Scientist; and Boston Review. Fung received two S.B.s and a Ph.D. from MIT.
Photo Credit: Harvard University Center for the Environment
October 25, 2012
Op-Ed, The Huffington Post
By Archon Fung, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age
"There are too many sites and too many problems for lawyers and trained poll watchers to catch all, or even most, of the problems. Furthermore, their efforts will be focused on just a few battleground states. Voting is a right and responsibility for all Americans, not just those who live in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, and a few other states. Wouldn't it be great if millions of Americans joined in the effort to improve our democracy by monitor[ing] polling places this November? There's an app for that."
By Zachary Tumin, Special Assistant to the Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and Archon Fung, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age
In June 2010, 25 leaders of government and industry convened to Harvard University to assess the move to "Government 2.0" to date; to share insight to its limits and possibilities, as well as its enablers and obstacles; and to assess the road ahead. This is a report of that meeting, made possible by a grant from Microsoft.