Richard Schwester

Richard Schwester is a senior research associate for the National Center for Public Productivity and a doctoral student in the Graduate Department of Public Administration, Rutgers University-Newark. Schwester received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.A. from Rutgers University-Newark, both in political science.

Restoring Trust in Government: The Potential of Digital Citizen Participation

Three case studies illustrate how government organizations are now using technology to enhance citizen participation. The report addresses a fundamental challenge of government in the digital age: How can individuals engage in a two-way dialogue on public issues without relying on interest groups or other intermediaries? Technology has created new tools for allowing citizens to more meaningfully participate in a dialogue with their fellow citizens and their government.

Senior Research Associate
Nat'l Cener for Public Productivity Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark Graduate Department of Public
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Newark, NJ 07102
United States
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Richard Schwester is a senior research associate for the National Center for Public Productivity and a doctoral student in the Graduate Department of Public Administration, Rutgers University-Newark. Schwester received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.A. from Rutgers University-Newark, both in political science.

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