Electronic Democracy and Young People

@article{Macintosh2003ElectronicDA,
  title={Electronic Democracy and Young People},
  author={Ann Macintosh and Eddie Robson and Ella Smith and Angus Whyte},
  journal={Social Science Computer Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={21},
  pages={43 - 54}
}
This article examines action to address young people’s apathy to the democratic process and politics in general, by considering possibilities for using information and communication technology to engage young people. The article describes two e-democracy systems in use in Scotland, which provide young people with opportunities to participate in and understand democratic decision making. The systems are designed to allow young people to deliberate issues of importance to them. The Highland… 

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