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Challenges to local e-democracy: A conceptual analysis of a bottom-up study of e-democracy practices in a multicultural Swedish municipality
Department of Education and Business Studies, Högskolan i Gävle.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper takes off from a case study of an e-dialogue - a form of e-democracy in a multicultural Swedish municipality. In spite of high policy pressure and commitment the application was a failure, We thus discuss four potential challenges to e-democracy based on the case study, with general implications, We have identified four challenges: the limits of technology; the lack of issues; the lack of real influence; and a weak sense of community. While these may explain failure, if addressed they may also open up possibilities for success,

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 1-11 p.
Keyword [en]
E-democracy, municipalities, influence
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67207OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67207DiVA: diva2:408277
Conference
Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2011, May 5-6, Danube University Krems, Austria
Projects
SAFe "Safe Public e-Services. An Issue of Trust"
Available from: 2011-04-04 Created: 2011-04-04 Last updated: 2011-04-06Bibliographically approved

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