Building strong e-democracy: the role of technology in developing democracy for the information age

  title={Building strong e-democracy: the role of technology in developing democracy for the information age},
  author={Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • A. Anttiroiko
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Political Science
  • Commun. ACM
The idea of democracy had come a long way before it was given its first modern forms in the liberal ideas of the 17th and 18th centuries. Now the premises of this hierarchical and representative political system are crumbling, and we must seriously consider the need to revitalize democracy. This article aims at clarifying the overall preconditions for the revitalization of democracy, and demonstrates how to build a comprehensive framework for a multidimensional institutional design in which the… 

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