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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
Unit of Humanities, Department of Education and Business Studies, University of Gävle, Gävle.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)In: / [ed] Peter Parycek, Manuel J. Kripp, Noella Edelmann, Krems, Austria: Edition Donau-Universität Krems , 2011, 1-11 p.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 municipalty. In spite of high policy pressure and cómmitment 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.

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Krems, Austria: Edition Donau-Universität Krems , 2011. 1-11 p.
Keyword [en]
E-democracy, municipalities, influence
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71206ISBN: 978-3-90250520-1OAI: diva2:446186
CeDEM11, Conference for Democracy and Open Government, 5-6 May, Krems Austria
SAFe "Safe Public e-Services. An Issue of Trust"
Available from: 2011-10-06 Created: 2011-10-06 Last updated: 2011-11-11

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