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E-Government to E-Democracy: Communicative Mechanisms of Governance.

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Journal publication date1/01/2005
JournalJournal of E-Government
Journal number1
Volume2
Number of pages22
Pages5-26
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Significant claims have been made that developments in e-government can lead to e-democracy. However, the 'league tables' that are regularly published rating different governments' performance and the laudatory tones in which governments identify their own actions as more democratic in the field of e-government need to be treated with some caution. Assessments of democratisation can be marred by the enthusiasm of technological determinists or governments themselves. This paper reviews aspects of this literature, empirical data gathering and e-democracy trials and advances a possible framework for assessing the democratic merits of technological innovations.

Bibliographic note

RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Politics and International Studies