Anna Carola Freschi

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While there has been extensive investigation of government-initiated (topdown) forms of e-participation, the Empowerment and e-Participation in Civil Society: Local, National and International Implications workshop provided an opportunity to share knowledge on how civil society actors are using technologies for democratic bottom-up empowerment. The workshop(More)
This paper presents a cross-national analysis of eParticipation research in the administrative and political domain. It covers eParticipation research in six European countries (Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden) focusing on several aspects of eParticipation research, including research questions, methods, disciplinary approaches, units(More)
The purpose of this chapter is to shed light on the potential of community media as a channel for eParticipation and to discuss social aspects of local participation. It introduces a project aimed at creating citizen-oriented web publicness in Finland. The local web portal Manse Square is maintained by residents in the city of Tampere. The research employs(More)
This deliverable provides an analysis of existing research about eParticipation in the institutional domain. It includes a review of the empirical research about eParticipation in six European countries (Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden) and in the international research literature. The deliverable also provides a comparative picture of(More)
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