Considers how technological developments might combine with underlying social, economic and political conditions to produce new vehicles for democratic practice.
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Digital Democracy

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Considers how technological developments might combine with underlying social, economic and political conditions to produce new vehicles for democratic practice.
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Draws together evidence from the US, Europe, and Canada in an attempt to separate rhetoric from reality concerning the actual and potential impacts of information and communication technologies on democratic institution and practice. Discusses citizen democratization and alienation in the virtual public sphere, electronic government, and electronic support of citizen participation in planning processes, and examines areas such as online political discussion, and the Internet and political parties. The editors are affiliated with the Community Informatics Research and Applications Unit at the University of Teesside, UK. Material originated at a conference held at the University of Teesside. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203984031
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 6/24/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 908 KB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Pt. I Digital democracy: concepts and issues
1 Digital democracy: an introduction 3
2 Perspectives on citizen democratisation and alienation in the virtual public sphere 23
3 Democracy and cyberspace 39
Pt. II Digital democracy and the state
4 Electronic government: more than just a 'good thing'? A question of 'ACCESS' 63
5 Tools of governance 73
6 Electronic support of citizen participation in planning processes 87
7 Developing digital democracy: evidence from Californian municipal web pages 96
8 Closed Circuit Television and Information Age policy processes 116
Pt. III Digital democracy and civil society
9 Transparency through technology: the internet and political parties 135
10 Virtual sounding boards: how deliberative is online political discussion? 154
11 Deweyan systems in the Information Age 179
12 Cutting out the middle man: from virtual representation to direct deliberation 195
13 Participation, inclusion, exclusion and netactivism: how the internet invents new forms of democratic activity 211
14 The social shaping of The Democracy Network (DNet) 222
References 245
Index 263
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