Under some delusion: Considerations on the limits of e-democracy

Neil Collins, Patrick Butler

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Abstract

The potential for electronic access to information and channels of participation is fraught with danger for democracy. For political and public sector interests to follow slavishly the commercial pioneers is highly questionable, and probably perilous. The inherently conflictual nature of both government and democracy demands attention to the institutions and patterns of representative democracy. Consideration in the first instance of the peculiar aspects of public sector products, organisations and marketplaces would bring a contextual sensitivity to the project, thereby improving design and application of e-based solutions. More attention should be paid to the mechanisms of representative democracy so that they can be incorporated into e-systems rather than clash with them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards the E-Society
Subtitle of host publicationE-Commerce, E-Business, and E-Government - 1st IFIP Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Government, I3E 2001
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages723-734
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0792375297, 9780792375296
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event1st IFIP Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Government, I3E 2001 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Oct 3 2001Oct 5 2001

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume74
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Other

Other1st IFIP Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Government, I3E 2001
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period10/3/0110/5/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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