Hollie Russon-Gilman wrote for the journal PS: Political Science & Politics about how digital technologies can empower citizens in the policymaking process:
Discussions of civic engagement and public-private partnerships are not new. For quite some time, diverse literatures including public administration, political science, and business have developed frameworks, metrics, and norms to asses public-private partnerships. The end goal of these partnerships is often to generate a form of Moore's "public value" (Moore 1995; 2013). In particular, these cross-sector collaborations can accomplish precisely that which a single sector cannot do alone (see discussion in Rogers and Weber 2010, 547; Bryson, Crosby, and Stone 2006).