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In the Information Society an individual may take on an identity for each electronic service with which he or she engages. As a consequence, an individual may accumulate a vast array of personal identifiers for such 'services' and is also likely to accrue a range of physical representations of...
This article considers the implications that the use of free and open-source software in government might have for democracy and public participation. From a constructionist perspective, the democratic 'effects' of non-proprietary software are contingent on how the practice of free and...
While numerous studies have examined the impact of the Internet on civic engagement in politics, inconclusive results have been revealed that optimistic and pessimistic accounts compete with each other. This study contends that the political effects of the medium depend upon the way it is used,...
This study looks at the satisfaction with their contact experience of citizens using the internet to contact government. Due to the internet, the volume of citizen contacts with government has increased. Presumably the ease and convenience compared to traditional contact modes has stimulated...
Academics and researchers face a challenge of making sense of the role e-democracy plays in the democratic process and with what implications. This requires a deeper understanding of the objectives and assumptions that underpin e-democracy innovations, as well as institutional and technology...
This study investigates the processes involved in the development of broadband public information infrastructure in Northeast of US. Using an evaluative framework provided from the Social Construction of Technology perspective, this paper examines the political economy of such infrastructure by...
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