E-Democracy And E-Participation Bundle: Information Communication Technologies And The Virtual Public Sphere: Impact Of Network Structures On Civil Society, 1st Edition

  • Robert Cropf
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  • ISBN-10: 1609601610
  • ISBN-13: 9781609601614
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 337 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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This book demonstrates how the virtual public sphere uses information communications technology to empower ordinary citizens to engage in effective public discourse and provide the technological means to effect political change.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Deliberative Machines in Techno–Political Arrangements: A Theoretical Discussion.
3: Communicative Mechanisms of Governance: E–Democracy and the Architecture of the Public Sphere.
4: Habermas, Networks and Virtual Public Spheres: A Blended Deliberative Model from Developing Countries.
5: Issues of Digital Disempowerment and New Media Networking (NMN) in Relation to E–Government.
6: ‘Videoblogging’ Human Rights on YouTube: An Ethical Dilemma.
7: Conceptualizing E–Participation in the Public Sphere.
8: An Investigation of the Use of Computer Supported Arguments Visualization for Improving Public Participation in Legislation Formation.
9: The Role of Trust in the Global Acceptance of E–Government.
10: Perspectives on E–Government in Europe.
11: Exploring the ICT Capabilities of Civil Society in Sub Saharan Africa: The Zambian Case.
12: Setting the Foundation for E–Democracy in Botswana: An Exploratory Study of Interventions.
13: Challenges of E–Disclosure in Romanian Local Public Authorities.
14: Making Room for E–Government through Succession Planning.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.