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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/42181
Title:
E-Democracy from the Perspective of Local Elected Members.
Authors:
Parvez, Zahid
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.
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
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
15483886; 15483894
Appears in Collections:
Management Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorParvez, Zahid-
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-10T15:15:48Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-10T15:15:48Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Electronic Government Research, 4(3): 20-35en
dc.identifier.issn15483886-
dc.identifier.issn15483894-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/42181-
dc.description.abstractAlthough 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.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIGI Global: Idea Group Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.infosci-on-demand.com/content/details.asp?ID=21837en
dc.subjectAgencyen
dc.subjectE-democracyen
dc.subjectE-governmenten
dc.subjectDemocracyen
dc.subjectLocal governmenten
dc.subjectElected Membersen
dc.subjectSocial structuresen
dc.subjectStructuration theoryen
dc.subjectLocal councillorsen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.titleE-Democracy from the Perspective of Local Elected Members.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Electronic Government Researchen
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