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Journal Issue
Volume 1 Issue 1 / Mar 2003  pp1‑62

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Developing a voluntary emergency health record for children in Ontario: a significant step towards a lifetime health record  pp1‑7

Andrew Szende

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Transformation by Design: An Innovative Approach to Implementation of e‑Government  pp8‑13

Dan Swedberg, Judith Douglas

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Bringing Confidence to Electronic Voting  pp14‑21

Andreu Riera, Paul Brown

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Transformational aspects of e‑Government in Ireland: Issues to be addressed  pp22‑30

Orla O'Donnell, Richard Boyle, Virpi Timonen

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The potential contribution of ICTs to the political process  pp31‑39

Briony J Oates

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Abstract

This paper discusses the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to help engage people in all parts of the political process: obtaining information, engaging in deliberation and participating in decision‑making. It also discusses limitations or barriers to using ICTs in these ways. Despite these limitations ICTs are likely to be increasingly tried in the political process. It is therefore important that we educate our young people for participation in an e‑enabled political process. The paper therefore reports on an educational project that demonstrated using ICTs in the political process and introduced some 13‑14 year olds to citizenship and electronic democracy, concentrating on a local mayoral election. The responses of the participants raise interesting issues about how to use ICTs in education and the desirability, or otherwise, of electronic electioneering. The paper contributes to our understanding and experience of citizenship education, e‑democracy and the use of ICTs in the political process. 

 

Keywords: e-democracy, e-government, e-electioneering, citizenship education

 

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Implementing e‑Government: widening the lens  pp40‑51

Bill Martin, John Byrne

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From e‑Government to e‑Governance? Towards a model of e‑Governance  pp52‑62

Matthias Finger, Gaelle Pecoud

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