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Fagan H.;Murray M.;McCusker P.
Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Government, ECEG
Reviewing policy, practice and potential of e-consultation in northern ireland and the republic of ireland - A european case study
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E-consultation E-governance Participation Public consultation
A review of the present state of e-government on the island of Ireland concludes that unless you use the Internet to let people meaningfully interact with the process of governing and decision-making, you are not fully engendering citizenship. This paper analyses the potential to digitally renew democracy and digitally engender participatory forms of democracy at the level of (a) policy, (b) availability of technology and equally important, at the level of (c) the culture of politics in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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