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Distributed discussion: an integrated eParticipation model for engaging young people in technology policy.

Taylor-Smith, Ella, Kimpeler, Simone and Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille (2012) Distributed discussion: an integrated eParticipation model for engaging young people in technology policy. In: Empowering Open and Collaborative Governance. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 181-197. ISBN 978-3-642-27218-9

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This chapter describes an eParticipation model, designed to be especially appropriate to young people and complex topics: distributed discussion. It draws on the experiences of the HUWY project, which piloted a distributed discussion model, in four countries, to assess how this supported young people’s engagement. The pilot revealed that young people valued structured and well supported discussions, particularly well-facilitated offline discussions. Integrating online and offline, national and international elements are the advantages and challenges of this model. This chapter aims to give an overview of the theoretical basis, process and impacts of the model and to provide recommendations for future development and use.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-642-27218-9
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Uncontrolled Keywords: eParticipation; social media; young people; information society;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, International Teledemocracy Centre
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Library of Congress Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Item ID: 5204
Depositing User: Mrs Ella Taylor-Smith
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2012 09:19
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2012 09:19
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5204

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