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Social networking tools supporting constructive involvement throughout the policy-cycle.

Taylor-Smith, Ella and Lindner, Ralf (2010) Social networking tools supporting constructive involvement throughout the policy-cycle. In: Proceedings of EDEM 2010 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, May 7-8, 2010, Danube-University Krems, Austria. Austrian Computer Society, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 978-3-85403-265-6

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    Abstract/Description

    This paper describes the context and background of the conference workshop “Social networking tools supporting constructive involvement throughout the policy-cycle”. EParticipation initiatives are increasingly applying social networking tools and sites at the interactive core of their participation processes. This paper looks at these objectives in more detail. It begins to identify characteristics of individual projects and types of social networking tools that will need to be explored by practitioners in order to successfully apply social networking tools in their projects. A five stage policy-cycle is used to categorise these projects’ relationships with democratic policy processes and intended or possible political impacts.

    Item Type: Book Section
    ISBN: 978-3-85403-265-6
    Additional Information: Workshop held at EDEM 2010 4th International Conference on Electronic Democracy, Centre for E-Government, Danube-University Krems, Austria, 7th May 2010
    Uncontrolled Keywords: social networking tools; eparticipation; policy-cycle;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
    Library of Congress Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    Item ID: 3820
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 16:16
    Last Modified: 25 Nov 2013 15:20
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3820

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