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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Business School > Management Research Centre  > E-Democracy from the Perspective of Local Elected Members.

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Title: E-Democracy from the Perspective of Local Elected Members.
Authors: Parvez, Zahid
Citation: International Journal of Electronic Government Research, 4(3): 20-35
Publisher: IGI Global: Idea Group Publishing
Journal: International Journal of Electronic Government Research
Issue Date: 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/42181
Additional Links: http://www.infosci-on-demand.com/content/details.asp?ID=21837
Abstract: Although efforts for developing e-democracy have been underway for over a decade, recent literature indicates that its uptake by citizens and Elected Members (EMs) is still very low. This paper explores the underlying reasons for why this is so from the perspective of local EMs in the context of UK local authorities. It draws on findings reported in earlier works supplemented with primary case study data. Findings are interpreted through the lens of Giddens structuration theory, which assists in drawing out issues related to three dimensions of human agency: communication of meaning, exercising power and sanctioning behaviour. The paper abstracts categories of agency from the findings and uses these to formulate eight propositions for creating an e-friendly democratic culture and enhancing EMs uptake of e-democracy. These propositions provide an indication for future e-democracy research direction.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Agency
E-democracy
E-government
Democracy
Local government
Elected Members
Social structures
Structuration theory
Local councillors
UK
ISSN: 15483886
15483894
Appears in Collections: Management Research Centre

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