Issues related to how governments are run, including accountability to the people, government corruption, public sector ethics, campaign finance, secrecy (and freedom of information), civil service reform, and government acquisition and retention of lands. Government Operations Issues Society.
The scale to which government should exist and operate in the world is a matter of debate. Government spending in developed countries varies considerably but generally makes up between about 30% and 70% of their GDP. (wikipedia)
- Government Accountability Project: Whistleblower Support www
Whistleblowing, Accountability Project: Whistleblower Support, governmental wrongdoing and official misconduct.
- Government Purchasing Project www
Dedicated to protecting the environment and human health through the effective use of purchasing power in addition to traditional advocacy. Purchasing Project. GPP works to encourage the government to use its immense purchasing power to promote safe, cost-effective, energy-efficient, and environmentally-sound products.
- Non-profit, Center for Governmental Studies www
Non-profit, for Governmental Studies, non-partisan organization that studies and helps implement innovative approaches to improving social problems and the processes of self-government in the areas of political reform, media and civic participation, and sustainable communities. Center for Governmental Studies.
- Topics Federation of American Scientists www
Topics covered include arms sales monitoring, American Scientists, biological weapons, cyberstrategy, intelligence reform, military analysis, monitoring emerging diseases, nuclear weapons, secrecy and government, and space policy. Also has links to various Washington-based working groups. Federation of American Scientists.
- Site America for Sale? www
Site charges that "America and its laws are for sale to the highest bidder. for Sale?." Police, county, state, and government abuse stories and discussion. America for Sale?.
- Topics Public Governance and Management, OECD www
Topics include regulatory reform, Governance and Management, OECD, public sector budgeting and management, sustainable development, citizen participation in policymaking, and fighting corruption. Public Governance and Management, OECD.
- Background Almanac of Policy Issues: Government Reform www
Background information and links on government reform issues, Policy Issues: Government Reform, including campaign finance reform, term limits, devolution, government performance (GPRA), and regulatory reform. Almanac of Policy Issues: Government Reform.
- News Respondanet www
News about corruption around the world, Respondanet, especially in developing countries. Includes events calendar and newsfeed links. Respondanet.
- A Argus www
A resource dedicated to exposing corruption, Argus, civil rights violations, genocide, and other forms of political oppression around the world, by providing reviewed links to useful sources on abusive and dangerous authority. Argus.
- Requests Google - Government Requests www
Requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from Google and YouTube, Government Requests, or provide information about users of their services and products. Google - Government Requests.
- Breaking USDOJ and Government Watch www
Breaking news and issues on constitutional abuse by the US Department of Justice, and Government Watch, INS and other government agencies. USDOJ and Government Watch.
- Salon Surveillance Enabling www
Salon article supporting the view that U. Enabling.S. agencies share with international policing community, what activists to watch out for, even when only misdemeanors occurred. Surveillance Enabling.
- Mission America's Survival, Inc. www
Mission is to expose and educate the American people about the influence of global institutions, Survival, Inc., including an International Criminal Court, on their lives. Run by Cliff Kincaid. America's Survival, Inc..
- Article The True Size of Government www
Article discusses the actual size of the United States Federal workforce. The True Size of Government.
- The Opensecrets.org www
The web site of the Center for Responsive Politics, Opensecrets.org, a non-partisan, non-profit U.S. research group which tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Aimed at creating a more educated voter, an involved citizenry, and a more responsive government. Opensecrets.org.
- Fights Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption www
Fights corruption in world parliaments by offering information, Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, events and resolutions. Includes list of member countries and board of directors. [English, French, Spanish] Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption.
- Nonprofit, Center for Public Integrity www
Nonprofit, for Public Integrity, nonpartisan research organization in Washington, DC, that concentrates on ethics and public service issues. Center for Public Integrity.
- The Prime-Time Propaganda www
The Clinton Administration has admitted to paying the television networks to give the government editorial control of television shows. Propaganda. Not a joke. Prime-Time Propaganda.
- A Going Postal: An Inside Look at the USPS www
A story of four years of hell as a US Post Office letter carrier. Going Postal: An Inside Look at the USPS.
- Stansfield CIA Testing LSD on Citizens www
Stansfield Turner's testimony at 1977 Senate Hearing on the subject of this agency using Lysergic Acid on unwitting subjects. CIA Testing LSD on Citizens.
- Uses Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse www
Uses the Freedom of Information Act to acquire data and trends information on the enforcement activities of the federal government including the FBI, Records Access Clearinghouse, IRS, Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
- Founded The Taxpayer Assets Project www
Founded by Ralph Nader in 1988 to monitor the management and sale of government property. The Taxpayer Assets Project.
- An The Problems of Not Having a TV in the UK www
An example of how people who do not have televisions are treated by the British Television Licensing Authority. The Problems of Not Having a TV in the UK.
- Citizens' Common Cause www
Citizens' lobbying group with 250, Cause,000 members nationwide devoted to making government more accountable and ethical at the national, state and local level. Widely regarded as the leading organization working for campaign finance reform. Common Cause.
- Reports Why Were Government Propaganda Experts Working On News At CNN? www
Reports in the Dutch newspaper Trouw and France's Intelligence Newsletter have revealed that several officers from the US Army's 4th Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) Group at Ft. Were Government Propaganda Experts Working On News At CNN?. Bragg worked in the news division at CNN's Atlanta headquarters last year, starting in the final days of the Kosovo War... A senior US official described OPD as a "vast psychological warfare operation of the kind the military conducts to influence a population in enemy territory." Why Were Government Propaganda Experts Working On News At CNN?.
- A Project on Government Oversight www
A non-partisan non-profit government watchdog whose mission is to investigate, Government Oversight, expose, and remedy abuses of power, mismanagement, and government subservience to special interests by the federal government. Project on Government Oversight.
- Originally Better Government Association www
Originally founded 75 years ago to fight the pernicious influence of Chicago's Capone mob. Government Association. Today continues to investigate waste, fraud and corruption in politics and government. Better Government Association.
- Global TrustLaw www
Global hub for pro bono legal work and a free source of news and information about good governance. TrustLaw. A Thomson Reuters Foundation service. TrustLaw.
- Ralph Congressional Accountability Project www
Ralph Nader organization working against corruption in the US Congress by pushing for ethics violation investigations, Accountability Project, increased transparency and other reforms. Congressional Accountability Project.
- A Transparency International www
A non-governmental organisation dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing corruption. Transparency International.
- Editorial The 'race' question on the U.S. census is racist. www
Editorial arguing that the question of race on the U. 'race' question on the U.S. census is racist..S. Census is racist. The 'race' question on the U.S. census is racist..
- Asserts ACA's Position on the Census Issue www
Asserts that excluding private US citizens residing abroad results in a distortion of the congressional apportionment process. ACA's Position on the Census Issue.
- Even Draft Registration: The Politics of Institutional Immortality www
Even the Department of Defense acknowledges that registration could be dropped with no effect on military mobilization requirements. Registration: The Politics of Institutional Immortality. Yet draft registration lives on, an example of the difficulty of terminating even the most useless government programs. Draft Registration: The Politics of Institutional Immortality.
- Believes Neither Fair Nor Useful www
Believes the State must not arbitrarily and systematically oblige its citizens to go into a service, Fair Nor Useful, armed or not, against their will. Neither Fair Nor Useful.
- Site Federo www
Site devoted to the exploration of federalism in Uganda; offers federal and regional models, Federo, draft constitutions, party positions, personalities, and related links. Federo.
- Proposes No Place Like Homeland www
Proposes a Palestinian federation of three republics: Jewish, Place Like Homeland, neutral and Arab, to enable both peoples to enjoy their right of return. No Place Like Homeland.
- Site Ireland - Office of the Information Commissioner www
Site of the official charged with overseeing compliance with the FOI act in Ireland. Office of the Information Commissioner. Includes details of the regulations, a list of public bodies, details of how to make an information request or a review by the commissioner, and decisions and court judgements related to the act. Ireland - Office of the Information Commissioner.
- An Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet) www
An international information-sharing network of organizations and individuals working to promote the right of access to information. Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet). Includes list of members, details of "Right to Know Day", news, events, and resources. Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet).
- List CIA - Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments www
List of government officials and their titles, Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments, updated weekly. Also includes the head of the central bank, ambassadors to the United States and Permanent Representatives to the UN, New York. CIA - Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments.
- The epractice.eu www
The portal created by the European Commission offers a service for the professional community of eGovernment, epractice.eu, eInclusion and eHealth practitioners. epractice.eu.
- A a-z of e-government www
A resource of information about e-government - mainly from the UK perspective. e-government. Includes links and information from local councils, central government, academic institutions, health service, independent think tanks and the private sector.In other words a joined up resource. a-z of e-government.
- News European Union - eGovernment www
News and information about the eGovernment policy and support programmes in the EU. Union - eGovernment. Includes research, good practice, implementation, studies, funding, conferences and library. European Union - eGovernment.
- Library Speakout.com: Issues www
Library of online information and links related to (mostly U. Issues.S.) public policy issues. Formerly Policy.com. Speakout.com: Issues.
- Nonprofit, IGC - Institute for Global Communications www
Nonprofit, Institute for Global Communications, provides alternative sources of information, and comprehensive Internet services for progressive individuals and organizations. IGC - Institute for Global Communications.
- Alexa: Government Operations Issues
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Government Operations Issues
- DMOZ: Government Operations Issues
dmoz.org Directory: Government Operations Issues