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Record number 523231
Title De demos digitaal bekrachtigd? Zes e-democracy cases uit binnen- en buitenland
Author(s) Hulst, Merlijn van; Cuijpers, Colette; Hendriks, Frank; Metze, T.A.P.
Source Bestuurskunde 26 (2017)2. - ISSN 0927-3387 - p. 41 - 50.
Department(s) Public Administration and Policy
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Abstract E-democracy incorporates digital tools, the internet and social media to enhance democracy. There are many of these tools available to improve governmental responsiveness, transparency, and accountability, but also to support the inclusiveness, representativeness and influence of citizens’ participation. Examples are online petitions, apps for neighborhood watches, wikiplanning and social media monitoring. Web 3.0, which is more interactive and less location specific, enables governments to take a more personalized approach. It also allows for participation across administrative and geographical boundaries. In this symposium two contributions address the question of the influence of e-democracy on the democratization of governmental decision-making, information and service delivery, and of citizens’ participation
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