The Idea of Electronic Democracy: Origins, Visions and Questions

  title={The Idea of Electronic Democracy: Origins, Visions and Questions},
  author={Thierry Vedel},
  journal={Parliamentary Affairs},
  • Thierry Vedel
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Political Science
  • Parliamentary Affairs
WHEN the tenth anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was celebrated in 2004, visionaries and sceptics alike turned to reflect on what has been and what will be the reality and impact of the Internet in everyday life.1 Since the early beginnings of the global network, one major focus of these reflections has been the potential to transform political processes and provide new solutions to old obstacles through advances popularly referred to as electronic democracy. This article aims… 

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