Online forms of political participation and their impact on democracy

@inproceedings{Aichholzer2011OnlineFO,
  title={Online forms of political participation and their impact on democracy},
  author={Georg Aichholzer and Doris Allhutter},
  year={2011}
}
With the diffusion of the World Wide Web expectations were raised that electronic tools may stimulate citizens’ participation in political decision-making. Across Europe many e-participation projects have been funded over the last years but seldom have attempts been made to assess the effects. An OECD report on Evaluating Public Participation in Policy Making concluded that there is an “evaluation gap” and still empirical results differ widely (OECD 2005). A key question for an evaluation of… CONTINUE READING