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dc.contributor.authorParvez, Zahid
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-19T15:20:17Z
dc.date.available2008-05-19T15:20:17Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationElectronic Government, an International Journal, 3(3): 329-346
dc.identifier.issn1740-7508
dc.identifier.issn1740-7494
dc.identifier.doi10.1504/EG.2006.009602
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/26768
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops a structurational framework for examining e-democracy. This framework draws on the Giddens structuration theory, Owanda Orlikowski's Structurational Model of Technology (SMT) and her technology-practice lens, to bring into focus democratic practices facilitated by Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). An examination of social practices mediated by technology assists in uncovering the underlying structures that enable and constrain actors in democratic engagement. The framework ties together the technology-shaping process and technology-use process, that both act on each other to shape the emergent role of e-democracy. It sensitises researchers to the dialectic interaction of institutional mediation structures, technology mediation structures and human agency. In particular, this framework draws attention to 11 key social structures and agency issues that need to be explored by researchers for building a deeper understanding of how the role of e-democracy is enacted and its impacts moderated in the democratic process. This paper argues that this framework provides a useful lens for analysing social issues surrounding e-democracy.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInderscience
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=9602&prevQuery=&ps=10&m=or
dc.subjectE-democracy
dc.subjectE-government
dc.subjectDigital democracy
dc.subjectStructuration
dc.subjectInformatisation
dc.subjectTechnological change
dc.subjectSocial constructivism
dc.subjectICT
dc.subjectInformation technology
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.titleExamining e-democracy through a double structuration loop
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalElectronic Government, an International Journal
html.description.abstractThis paper develops a structurational framework for examining e-democracy. This framework draws on the Giddens structuration theory, Owanda Orlikowski's Structurational Model of Technology (SMT) and her technology-practice lens, to bring into focus democratic practices facilitated by Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). An examination of social practices mediated by technology assists in uncovering the underlying structures that enable and constrain actors in democratic engagement. The framework ties together the technology-shaping process and technology-use process, that both act on each other to shape the emergent role of e-democracy. It sensitises researchers to the dialectic interaction of institutional mediation structures, technology mediation structures and human agency. In particular, this framework draws attention to 11 key social structures and agency issues that need to be explored by researchers for building a deeper understanding of how the role of e-democracy is enacted and its impacts moderated in the democratic process. This paper argues that this framework provides a useful lens for analysing social issues surrounding e-democracy.


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