Does e-governance facilitate citizen empowerment in democracies? A critical discourse analysis

Fraunholz, Bardo and Unnithan, Chandana 2009, Does e-governance facilitate citizen empowerment in democracies? A critical discourse analysis, International journal of electronic governance, vol. 2, no. 2/3, pp. 131-155.

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Title Does e-governance facilitate citizen empowerment in democracies? A critical discourse analysis
Author(s) Fraunholz, Bardo
Unnithan, Chandana
Journal name International journal of electronic governance
Volume number 2
Issue number 2/3
Start page 131
End page 155
Total pages 25
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1742-7509
1742-7517
Keyword(s) democracy
citizen empowerment
e-governance
electronic governance
web 2.0; elections
Summary E-governance is professed to be a facilitator for citizen empowerment in both developed and developing democracies. Governments believe that being accessible online with no time barriers facilitates uniform services delivery, increasing the reach in developing democracies, while re-engaging passive citizens in developed democracies. Examining varied selected examples, in this paper, we take a closer look at this perception of e-governance being a catalyst in empowering citizens in democracies, through a critical discourse analysis. We focus on the elections and related issues, in particular, amongst some nations, as this process is regarded as crucial for the existence of democracies.
Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30023725

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