Electronic Democracy: Mobilisation, Organisation and Participation via new ICTs / Edition 1

Electronic Democracy: Mobilisation, Organisation and Participation via new ICTs / Edition 1

by Rachel Gibson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415324823

ISBN-13: 9780415324823

Pub. Date: 03/04/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Electronic Democracy analyses the impact of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) within representative democracy, such as political parties, pressure groups, new social movements and executive and legislative bodies. Arguing for the validity of social perspective in theory building, it examines how representative democracies are adapting to

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Electronic Democracy analyses the impact of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) within representative democracy, such as political parties, pressure groups, new social movements and executive and legislative bodies. Arguing for the validity of social perspective in theory building, it examines how representative democracies are adapting to new ICTs. It features a number of comparative studies focusing on the UK, the US, Sweden, Germany, Korea and Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415324823
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/04/2004
Series:
Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Series editor's preface
Preface and acknowledgements
1Introduction: representative democracy and the Internet1
2Electronic democracy and the 'mixed polity': symbiosis or conflict?17
3The citizen as consumer: e-government in the United Kingdom and the United States43
4Digital parliaments and electronic democracy: a comparison between the US House, the Swedish Riksdag and the German Bundestag70
5Digital democracy: ideas, intentions and initiatives in Swedish local governments96
6Cyber-campaigning grows up: a comparative content analysis of websites for US Senate and gubernatorial races, 1998-2000116
7Global legal pluralism and electronic democracy133
8Problems@labour: towards a net-internationalism?153
9Rethinking political participation: experiments in Internet activism in Australia and Britain170
10Conclusion: the future of representative democracy in the digital era194
Index201

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