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Journal Issue
Volume 7 Issue 1 / Jan 2009  pp1‑122

Editor: Frank Bannister

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An Overview of e‑Government Metadata Standards and Initiatives based on Dublin Core  pp1‑10

Abdurrahman Alasem

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A Suggested Framework for Assessing Electronic Government Readiness in Egypt  pp11‑28

Nahed Amin Azab, Sherif Kamel, Georgios Dafoulas

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Business Rules in e‑Government Applications  pp29‑38

Flavio Corradini, Alberto Polzonetti, Oliviero Riganelli

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e‑Governmentality: On Electronic Administration in Local Government  pp39‑48

Katarina Giritli Nygren

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A Social Perspective on Implementation of e‑Government — a Longitudinal Study at the County Administration of Sweden  pp49‑60

Kerstin Grundén

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The Influence of Malaysian Telecenters on Community Building  pp61‑70

Zulkefli Ibrahim, Sulaiman Ainin

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Internet Voting, Turnout and Deliberation: A Study  pp71‑86

Michel Chevallier

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Abstract

Analysis of the profile and motives of internet voting users in Geneva (Switzerland) shows that the common explanations of political participation ignore a subjective — or affective — dimension of political participation. This emotional dimension is the driver of internet vote use. Coincidentally, iVoting is mostly used by citizens who describe themselves as irregular voters or abstainers. This points to invisible barriers to political participation, as these citizens do not lack resources or knowledge, but the desire to participate by the common paper‑based channels. For them, political participation is a self‑centered process. Ultimately, this reflects a deep shift in the political life, from class‑based choices to individual choices in the realm of public affairs. The present‑day common good is defined by an aggregation of individual wills. 

 

Keywords: Internet voting, Switzerland, turnout, eDemocracy, public participation, disenfranchisement

 

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e‑Government and Technology Acceptance: The Case of the Implementation of Section 508 Guidelines for Websites  pp87‑98

Paul T. Jaeger, Miriam Matteson

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Citizens4Citizens: Mapping Participatory Practices on the Internet  pp99‑112

Albert Meijer, Nils Burger, Wolfgang Ebbers

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Examining the Barriers to e‑Government Adoption  pp113‑122

Richard W. Schwester

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