Challenges to local e-democracy: A conceptual analysis of a bottom-up study of e-democracy practices in a multicultural Swedish municipality
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)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Krems, Austria: Edition Donau-Universität Krems , 2011. 1-11 p.
E-democracy, municipalities, influence
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71206ISBN: 978-3-90250520-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71206DiVA: diva2:446186
CeDEM11, Conference for Democracy and Open Government, 5-6 May, Krems Austria
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