De demos digitaal bekrachtigd? Zes e-democracy cases uit binnen- en buitenland

Merlijn van Hulst, Colette Cuijpers, Frank Hendriks, T.A.P. Metze

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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
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)41-50
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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