Governance as Platform: The Power of Crowds and Grassroots Democracy
By Aliu A. Onifade
The introduction of government as a platform has sparked both political and academic debates about the role of government, in the creation of platforms that enables the growth of citizens and businesses in society (O’Reilly, 2011).
The major discussions are on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in promoting and actualizing this platform thinking.
However, it was argued that the actualization of such platform thinking will not only require the use of ICT but also involve the creation of new institutions that are completely different from the way traditional governmental institutions are organized (Loosermoore, 2018).