Is Web 2.0 a threat to representative democracy? A deliberation through the Australian carbon tax debate

Fraunholz, Bardo and Unnithan, Chandana 2011, Is Web 2.0 a threat to representative democracy? A deliberation through the Australian carbon tax debate, in ICEG 2011 : Government transformation: Agenda for e-Gov 2.0 : E-Governance Policies and Practices, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, India, pp. 157-169.

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Title Is Web 2.0 a threat to representative democracy? A deliberation through the Australian carbon tax debate
Author(s) Fraunholz, Bardo
Unnithan, Chandana
Conference name International Conference on E-Governance (8th : 2011 : Ahmedabad, India)
Conference location Ahmedabad, India
Conference dates 17-18 Oct. 2011
Title of proceedings ICEG 2011 : Government transformation: Agenda for e-Gov 2.0 : E-Governance Policies and Practices
Editor(s) Bhatt, Nityesh
Aggarwal, Akshai
Publication date 2011
Conference series International Conference on E-Governance
Start page 157
End page 169
Publisher Excel India Publishers
Place of publication New Delhi, India
Keyword(s) representative democracy
Web 2.0
Facebook
carbon tax
Australia
Summary The influence of social media is intensifying in global societies. As the technologies become cheaper and the acceptance of Web 2.0 becomes widespread, the power of social media on citizens, particularly the integrated influence of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs cannot be underestimated. In this paper, we attempt a deliberation through the lens of carbon tax debate in Australia where the influence of social media has perhaps begun to portend the role of elected representation in this representative democracy.
ISBN 9789381361429
Language eng
Field of Research 080611 Information Systems Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2011, Excel India Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041827

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