Anti-apathy approaches in representative democracies: e-governance and web 2.0-facilitating citizen involvement?

Fraunholz, Bardo and Unnithan, Chandana 2008, Anti-apathy approaches in representative democracies: e-governance and web 2.0-facilitating citizen involvement?, International journal of electronic democracy, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 51-84.

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Title Anti-apathy approaches in representative democracies: e-governance and web 2.0-facilitating citizen involvement?
Author(s) Fraunholz, Bardo
Unnithan, Chandana
Journal name International journal of electronic democracy
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 51
End page 84
Total pages 34
Publisher Inderscience publishers
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1742-4224
Keyword(s) e-governance
representative democracy
Australia
France
elections
e-voting
Summary Apathetic citizens disenchanted with conventional channels of participation in democratic processes are a predicament for mature representative democracies, as it reflects in the depleting voter turnouts in elections and participation in community associations. Recognising the reverberations of this apathy on governance, economies ostensibly search for anti apathy approaches. Recently E-governance using the pervasive power of the internet/Web 2.0, during the election has been instrumental for democratic engagement. We considered Australia and France, applying a historiographical view exploring the pre-election scenarios, attempting to evaluate the use of the Internet/Web 2.0 as valid benchmarking anti-apathy approaches of e-governance, to facilitate citizen participation.
Language eng
Field of Research 080606 Global Information Systems
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017461

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