The Maturing Concept of E-Democracy: From E-Voting and Online Consultations to Democratic Value Out of Jumbled Online Chatter

@article{Hilbert2009TheMC,
  title={The Maturing Concept of E-Democracy: From E-Voting and Online Consultations to Democratic Value Out of Jumbled Online Chatter},
  author={Martin Hilbert},
  journal={Journal of Information Technology \& Politics},
  year={2009},
  volume={6},
  pages={110 - 87}
}
  • M. Hilbert
  • Published 8 May 2009
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Information Technology & Politics
ABSTRACT Early literature on e-democracy was dominated by euphoric claims about the benefits of e-voting (digital direct democracy) or continuous online citizen consultations (digital representative democracy). High expectations have gradually been replaced with more genuine approaches that aim to break with the dichotomy of traditional notions of direct and representative democracy. The ensuing question relates to the adequate design of information and communication technology (ICT… 

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