[Air-L] New publication: Electronic Democracy in Europe

Lindner, Ralf Ralf.Lindner at isi.fraunhofer.de
Fri Mar 25 02:06:12 PDT 2016

Dear all,

we are happy to announce a new edited volume specifically dealing with the intersection of e-democracy and European politics:

"Electronic Democracy in Europe. Prospects and Challenges of E-Publics, E-Participation and E-Voting"

You can find more information about the book at the Springer site:

About the book:
This edited book is the first of its kind to systematically address the intersection of e-democracy and European politics. It contributes to an improved understanding of the role that new media technologies play in European politics and the potential impact that Internet-based political participation processes may have on modern-day representative democracy. A unique, holistic approach is taken to examine e-democracy's current state and prospects in Europe from three, partially overlapping and interlocking perspectives: e-public, e-participation and e-voting. The authors provide both theory-inspired reflections on e-democracy's contribution to the formation of the European public sphere, as well as rich empirical analyses of contemporary e-participation phenomena such as the European Citizens' Initiative or e-voting practices in Estonia. Based on the presented findings, the concluding chapter combines a prospective outlook with recommendations for future paths towards meaningful integration of e-democracy in European politics and governance.

Thanks and best wishes,
Ralf, Georg and Leo


Dr. Ralf Lindner
Competence Center Emerging Technologies
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Breslauer Straße 48  |  76139 Karlsruhe  |  Germany
Phone +49 721 6809-292  |  Fax +49 721 6809-315
mailto:ralf.lindner at isi.fraunhofer.de


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