European E Democracy in Practice Book

European E Democracy in Practice


  • Author : Leonhard Hennen
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030271848

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European E Democracy in Practice Excerpt :

This open access book explores how digital tools and social media technologies can contribute to better participation and involvement of EU citizens in European politics. By analyzing selected representative e-participation projects at the local, national and European governmental levels, it identifies the preconditions, best practices and shortcomings of e-participation practices in connection with EU decision-making procedures and institutions. The book features case studies on parliamentary monitoring, e-voting practices, and e-publics, and offers recommendations for improving the integration of e-democracy in European politics and governance. Accordingly, it will appeal to scholars as well as practitioners interested in identifying suitable e-participation tools for European institutions and thus helps to reduce the EU’s current democratic deficit. This book is a continuation of the book “Electronic Democracy in Europe” published by Springer.

E government in Europe Book

E government in Europe


  • Author : Paul G. Nixon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-12-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134143757

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E government in Europe Excerpt :

This book traces the development of e-government and its applications across Europe, exploring the effects of information and communication technology (ICTs) upon political action and processes. Explores a range of concepts and topics underpinning e-government in Europe: the degree to which e-government translates into genuine reform of government and public administration the dual role of the EU as both a provider of e-government through its own internal activities and also as a facilitator or aggregator in the way it seeks to engender change and promote its ethos in member states across the EU cyberterrorism and its use both by terrorists and governments to pursue political agendas. Featuring in-depth case studies on the progress of e-government in the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia, Hungary, and Estonia. These case studies address the above issues, whilst at the same time highlighting commonality and diversity in practice and the paradox between top-down strategies and the effort to engage wider civil participation via e-government. e-Government in Europe will be of interest to students and scholars of public policy, politics, media and communication studies, computing and information and communications technologies and European studies.

Digital Democracy Book

Digital Democracy


  • Author : Barry N. Hague
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-27
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134642434

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Digital Democracy considers how technological developments might combine with underlying social, economic and political conditions to produce new vehicles for democratic practice. The growth of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet, alongside growing concerns about the failure of advanced societies to live up to the democratic idea, has produced much interest in the prospects for a digital democracy. This book will provide invaluable reading for those studying social policy, politics and sociology as well as for policy analysts, social scientists and computer scientists.

E Democracy Book

E Democracy


  • Author : Giancarlo Vilella
  • Publisher : Nomos Verlag
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : 9783845296388

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E Democracy Excerpt :

Technologie und Innovation im Allgemeinen, insbesondere IT, sind heute in jeder Hinsicht wesentliche Bestandteile unserer Welt und haben Einfluss auf alle Bereiche der Gesellschaft – wirtschaftlich, rechtlich, politisch, soziologisch und auch kulturell. Diese neue Cyberwelt hat unser Leben in vielerlei Hinsicht verändert, nicht nur wenn es um demokratische Beteiligung geht. Die Digitalisierung aller Bereiche unseres Lebens revolutioniert unsere Gesellschaft: in Bezug auf unsere Freiheit wird dies nicht ohne Angst oder sogar Untergangsstimmung gesehen. PCs, Tablets und Smartphones sind wesentliche Bestandteile unseres Lebens; wir kaufen online und nehmen über elektronische Netzwerke an Debatten und Veranstaltungen teil. Wir sind so abhängig von der Nutzung elektronischer Geräte, dass man sich fragen könnte, ob wir auf dem Weg zum Cybermenschen sind. Wir haben die technischen Mittel, um in unserem Körper alle Informationen zur digitalen Identifizierung zu tragen, beispielsweise Mikrochips unter der Haut, injizierte Kennungen und verschluckte Passwörter: dies ist nicht Science-Fiction sondern Realität, wenn auch noch nicht Praxis. Der entscheidende Punkt ist die kulturelle Akzeptanz dieses neuen Lebensstils, der sich möglicherweise durchsetzen wird. Zukunftsforschung oder nicht, Tatsache ist, dass das Internet bereits einen wesentlichen Teil unseres Lebens ausmacht, sodass das deutsche Bundesverfassungsgericht mit Weitblick und Mut bereits im Januar 2013 Internetzugang als "Grundrecht" definierte: eine Aussage, die ein neues Konzept zur genaueren Definition dieses Mediums einführt. Dieses Buch soll verdeutlichen, dass sehr schnelle technologische Entwicklungen einen direkten und starken Einfluss auf das demokratische System haben. Politik, Gesetzgeber und Gesetzgebung müssen sich täglich mit dieser Thematik auseinandersetzen und neue und unbekannte Wege gehen. Technologische Innovation verändert und veränderte die Beziehung zwischen Volksvertretern und

Promise and Problems of E Democracy Challenges of Online Citizen Engagement Book

Promise and Problems of E Democracy Challenges of Online Citizen Engagement


  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-01-19
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264019492

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Promise and Problems of E Democracy Challenges of Online Citizen Engagement Excerpt :

This book highlights policy lessons in using ICTs to provide information, opportunities for consultation and public participation in policy-making. It includes numerous examples of current practice from 12 OECD member countries (Australia, Canada ...

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe Book

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe


  • Author : John Loughlin
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2012-11-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 810
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191628245

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The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe Excerpt :

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe analyses the state of play of democracy at the subnational level in the 27 member states of the EU plus Norway and Switzerland. It places subnational democracy in the context of the distinctive Anglo, the French, the German and Scandinavian state traditions in Europe asking to what extent these are still relevant today. The Handbook adapts Lijphart's theory of democracy and applies it to the subnational levels in all the country chapters. A key theoretical issue is whether subnational (regional and local) democracy is derived from national democracy or whether it is legitimate in its own right. Besides these theoretical concerns it focuses on the practice of democracy: the roles of political parties and interest groups and also how subnational political institutions relate to the ordinary citizen. This can take the form of local referendums or other mechanisms of participation. The Handbook reveals a wide variety of practices across Europe in this regard. Local financial systems also reveal a great variety. Finally, each chapter examines the challenges facing subnational democracy but also the opportunities available to them to enhance their democratic systems. Among the challenges identified are: Europeanization, globalization, but also citizens disaffection and switch-off from politics. Some countries have confronted these challenges more successfully than others but all countries face them. An important aspect of the Handbook is the inclusion of all the countries of East and Central Europe plus Cyprus and Malta, who joined the EU in 2004 and 2007. This is the first time they have been examined alongside the countries of Western Europe from the angle of subnational democracy.

Digital Democracy and the Impact of Technology on Governance and Politics  New Globalized Practices Book

Digital Democracy and the Impact of Technology on Governance and Politics New Globalized Practices


  • Author : Akrivopoulou, Christina M.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2013-03-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466636385

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Digital Democracy and the Impact of Technology on Governance and Politics New Globalized Practices Excerpt :

The evolution of modern technology has allowed digital democracy and e-governance to transform traditional ideas on political dialogue and accountability. Digital Democracy and the Impact of Technology on Governance and Politics: New Globalized Practices brings together a detailed examination of the new ideas on electronic citizenship, electronic democracy, e-governance, and digital legitimacy. By combining theory with the study of law and of matters of public policy, this book is essential for both academic and legal scholars, researchers, and practitioners.

Connecting Democracy Book

Connecting Democracy


  • Author : Stephen Coleman
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262016568

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Connecting Democracy Excerpt :

The global explosion of online activity is steadily transforming the relationship between government and the public. The first wave of change, "e-government," enlisted the Internet to improve management and the delivery of services. More recently, "e-democracy" has aimed to enhance democracy itself using digital information and communication technology. One notable example of e-democratic practice is the government-sponsored (or government-authorized) online forum for public input on policymaking. This book investigates these "online consultations" and their effect on democratic practice in the United States and Europe, examining the potential of Internet-enabled policy forums to enrich democratic citizenship. The book first situates the online consultation phenomenon in a conceptual framework that takes into account the contemporary media environment and the flow of political communication; then offers a multifaceted look at the experience of online consultation participants in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France; and finally explores the legal architecture of U.S. and E. U. online consultation. As the contributors make clear, online consultations are not simply dialogues between citizens and government but constitute networked communications involving citizens, government, technicians, civil society organizations, and the media. The topics examined are especially relevant today, in light of the Obama administration's innovations in online citizen involvement.

Democracy in the European Union Book

Democracy in the European Union


  • Author : Erik Oddvar Eriksen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134589937

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Democracy in the European Union Excerpt :

The European Union is widely held to suffer from a democratic deficit, and this raises a wider question: can democracy at all be applied to decision-making bodies beyond the nation state? Today, the EU is a highly complex entity undergoing profound changes. This book asks how the type of cooperation that the EU is based on can be explained; what are the integrative forces in the EU and how can integration at a supra-national level come about? The key thinkers represented in this volume stress that in order to understand integration beyond the nation state, we need new explanatory categories associated with deliberation because a supranational entity as the EU posesses far weaker and less well-developed means of coercion - bargaining resources - than do states. The most appropriate term to denote this is the notion of 'deliberative supranationalism'. This pioneering work, headed by major writers such as Habermas, Schlesinger and Bellamy, brings a new perspective to this key issue in contemporary politics and political theory.

European Democracy as Demoi cracy Book

European Democracy as Demoi cracy


  • Author : Francis Cheneval
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317512790

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European Democracy as Demoi cracy Excerpt :

Whereas ‘democracy’ assumes a single demos or people, ‘demoi-cracy’ refers to democratic government and governance in a polity constituted by separate peoples. Since the European Union consists of many demoi with different collective identities, largely separate public spheres, and a predominantly national political infrastructure, demoi-cracy is an appropriate standard for the analysis and evaluation of democracy in the EU. In its vertical dimension, demoi-cracy is based on the equality and interaction of citizens’ and statespeoples’ representatives in the making of common policies. Horizontally, it seeks to balance equal transnational rights of citizens with national policy-making autonomy. This volume offers exemplary studies exploring the potential for and the workings of demoi-cracy in the EU across a broad range of institutions and issues in both its vertical and horizontal dimensions. In particular, the contributions address the following questions: Is demoi-cracy relevant to citizen attitudes and public discourse on the EU’s legitimacy? How do national and supranational democratic institutions interact? Do the EU’s modes of governance, such as regulation through agencies, mutual recognition, and the open method of coordination, meet demoi-cratic expectations? This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

Electronic Participation Book

Electronic Participation


  • Author : Efthimios Tambouris
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642332500

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Electronic Participation Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Fourth IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2012, held in Kristiansand, Norway, in September 2012. The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. This volume includes complete research work organised in five groups as follows: • Keynote Speech • Reviews • Policy Consultations • Case Studies • Techniques and Analysis.

Participatory Budgeting in Europe Book

Participatory Budgeting in Europe


  • Author : Yves Sintomer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317083917

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Participatory Budgeting in Europe Excerpt :

Can participatory budgeting help make public services really work for the public? Incorporating a range of experiments in ten different countries, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of participatory budgeting in Europe and the effect it has had on democracy, the modernization of local government, social justice, gender mainstreaming and sustainable development. By focussing on the first decade of European participatory budgeting and analysing the results and the challenges affecting the agenda today it provides a critical appraisal of the participatory model. Detailed comparisons of European cases expose similarities and differences between political cultures and offer a strong empirical basis to discuss the theories of deliberative and participatory democracy and reveal contradictory tendencies between political systems, public administrations and democratic practices.

Governance and Democracy Book

Governance and Democracy


  • Author : Arthur Benz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-04-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134229772

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Governance and Democracy Excerpt :

For the first time, this new collection brings together country specialists, researchers on the European Union, and leading international relations scholars to tackle a crucial question: how compatible are today’s new patterns of ‘policy networks’ and ‘multi-level’ governance with democratic standards? This important question is attracting attention both in political science and in political practices. In political science, the question is mainly dealt with in separated sub-disciplines, which focus on different levels of politics. So far, no serious exchange has actually taken place between authors working on these different levels. The editors of this book – both specialists of network and multi-level governance – show that although the issue is raised differently in the institutional settings of the national state, the European Union, or transnational governance, excellent insights can be gained by comparison across these settings. This major new contribution includes cutting edge work from junior scholars alongside chapters by leading specialists of governance such as Guy Peters, Jon Pierre, Philippe C. Schmitter and Thomas Risse. It also contains a collection of new case studies, theoretical conceptualisations and normative proposals for solutions dealing with the issue of democratic deficits, which all give the reader a better understanding of the most crucial problems and perspectives of democracy in different patterns of "governance" beyond conventional ‘government’ approaches. This is a valuable book for policy analysts, students of the European Union and international relations, and all students in social and political science.

Democratic Transformations in Europe Book

Democratic Transformations in Europe


  • Author : Yvette Peters
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317328667

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Democratic Transformations in Europe Excerpt :

Democracies evolve. Their evolution is not only key to their survival; it is also a reflection of the changing environment in which they operate. This book contributes to the analysis and understanding of how democratic states have transformed over time by examining a number of challenges and opportunities that they face. With a focus on ‘Europe 31’, understood as the EU28 plus Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland, the book brings together separate strands of literature which often remain disconnected in political science narratives. Looking at citizen–state relations, the restructuring of politics and institutions of the state, and developments which reach 'beyond and below' the state, it interrogates a variety of issues ranging from the decline of parties or the re-emergence of nationalism as a political force, to liberal challenges to social democracy, terrorist threats, and climate change. The book combines these different dimensions into a comprehensive overview of the state of contemporary democracy, its challenges and opportunities, and its dynamic capacity to adapt. In other words, it deals with the perpetual threats to and transformations of democracy, and the state’s ability to protect and strengthen its democratic attributes. This text will be of key interest to scholars of European Politics, Comparative Politics, and Democracy Studies.

Digital Democracy Book

Digital Democracy


  • Author : Kenneth L Hacker
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2000-12-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446264829

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Digital Democracy Excerpt :

Increasing attention is being paid to the political uses of the new communication technologies. Digital Democracy offers an invaluable in-depth explanation of what issues of theory and application are most important to the emergence and development of computer-mediated communication systems for political purposes. The book provides a wide-ranging critical examination of the concept of virtual democracy as discussed in theory and as implemented in practice and policy that has been hitherto unavailable. It addresses how the Internet, World Wide Web and computer-mediated political communication are affecting democracy and focuses on the various theoretical and practical issues involved in digital democracy. Using international examples Digital Democracy attempts to connect theoretical analysis to considerations of practice and policy.