Book Review: Out of the Wreckage

Since I seem incapable of writing blogs these days, I thought I would go back to basics.  Read a book, write a review.  Here’s hoping this helps me get back in the habit of blogging more regularly. In the book Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis, author George Monbiot…

Time to Get Political: Why the Open Governance Community Needs to Start Engaging with Grassroots Movements

Given the events of the last 24 hours, seemed appropriate to repost this blog here (originally posted on the International Budget Partnership site).  Change a few words and it applies to the U.S. context, not just today or on Jan. 20, but always.   There’s been a slow-dawning realization among open governance advocates that pushing for…

Mobilizing Accountability: Movements, Learning and Partnerships for Pursuing State Accountability

Back in September, T/AI organized a roundtable in Delhi with members of the TALEARN and COPASAH communities of practice and activists from several notable Indian social movements, such as Right to Food, Right to Information, Right to Health, Dalit rights, etc.  Over the two days of the ‘Mobilizing Accountability’ meeting, we reflected on the experiences…