What we are trying to to do here is basically saying: All the impossible tasks that the elected officials assigned to the civil servants and they don’t have the research capacity for you can outsource this research two civil society and to the private sector. Because of the professional responses during the consultative period you as a civil servant get the credit over the elected officials for bypassing the parliament entirely. Then they become much more willing. The other benefit is - when the laws and regulations are done this way - that the elected officials in the parliamentary or the administration are not blocked. In many senses like in the early participatory budgeting in Taiwan the civil servants were the main proposers. I don’t know whether it is the same in Paris. A lot of the proposals were done by civil servants because they know what the city needs. This is a additionally legitimating way for their ideas to then become the public policy. So after opt-in and selling in these three angles we get all the very difficult cases like open data of the civil service know nothing about and so it’s very willing to share the risk and to retain the credit.

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