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There have been limited efforts so far to mainstream social media-based citizen-led political deliberations and its integration with traditional government-led e-Participation. Thus, while notion of duality of e-Participation is plausible -- the mutual (re-)shaping of the deliberations on traditional e-Participation and social media; significant(More)
A proliferation of e-participation research in recent years has produced fragmented contributions in the area of e-participation models. Without a mechanism for analyzing, relating and consolidating these models, further development of the domain is in danger of repeating itself. This paper presents such a mechanism -- an Integrative Framework which(More)
What remains unclear after a decade of e-Participation research and practice is the extent to which the social web and informal channels have empowered citizens in government-citizen interactions where government determines what, where and how to discuss. Lately, attention has shifted to how these informal channels could be better harnessed as part of a(More)
The rapid development of e-Participation research in the last decade has resulted in fragmented, loosely related e-Participation models. In our previous work we established a comprehensive Integrative Framework combining existing models. In this paper we move further and conceptualize the elements strictly related to socio-technical aspects of(More)
There have been limited efforts so far to provide a detailed conceptualization and formal ontology for e-Participation. Current e-Participation literature is replete with fragmented models, which only partially describe aspects of e-Participation. Consequently consistent descriptions and comparison of e-Participation initiatives is difficult. In addition,(More)
1 Despite the rapid proliferation of open data platforms, the accessibility and ease of use of data portals is low. This factor prevents citizens and civil society organizations from exploiting open data for their goals. The poor usability of current generation of open data platforms could be attributed to the fact that these platforms were not designed for(More)