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E-democracy : the road ahead

By David Rios Insua and Simon French

Abstract

We are all aware of political imperatives towards e-government and public participation which, together with pressures from the information and communications industry to sell their wares, mean that e-participation and e-democracy are coming, and coming fast, whether or not the processes involved are meaningful and valid. Indeed, the bulk of research in the field concentrates mainly on technologies to facilitate or automate standard democratic instruments. Typical examples include technologies of e-voting, which essentially refer only to facilitating voting through electronic means, and techn

Topics: JF, T1
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1007/978-90-481-9045-4_19
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:41255
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