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Networked
Governance
Jane Fountain, NCDG Director, is investigating the structural, behavioral, and political antecedents of sustainable cross-agency relationships in the federal government. She is examining the implications of these relationships for state structure and the policymaking process. More information about this project is available here.
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Crowdsourcing and
the Environment
Charles Schweik, NCDG Associate Director, and colleagues at UMass Amherst have implemented an iPhone application called "Outsmart" that is meant to engage citizens to be on the look out for invasive plant and insect species.More information about this project is available here.
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FOSS and
Open Content
Charles Schweik, NCDG Associate Director, is currently conducting research around open source programming and open content projects as "commons" and as new paradigms for the production of scientific research. More information about his research is available here.