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This paper introduces a conceptual framework in order to assess the opportunities that the use of Internet may provide for political inclusion by pushing changes in citizen attitudes and public knowledge. A typology for participation limits in public decision processes and their relation with the communicative potential of Internet in mobilization is… (More)
Prerequisites Students enrolled in this course are expected to have a bachelors degree level in political science or in any other social science discipline. The purpose of this module is to provide students with the methodological tools that are required for designing research projects in political science. The module is intended to help students… (More)
Objetives and skills The objective of this module is to present the key debates in the discipline concerning the notion of democracy and actually existing democratic systems. This includes dicussions concerning concepts such as democracy, democratic quality and citizenship; the conditions for development and stability of democratic systems; the consequences… (More)
This paper describes a model for measuring e-government (e-gov) performance, which intends to integrate a multi-stakeholder approach within a contextual appraisal. Basically, it measures capacities (readiness) of public agencies to implement e-gov strategy, and results (use and performance) of citizens, businesses and civil servants.