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Democratic Governance and New Technology : Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science - Ivan Horrocks

Democratic Governance and New Technology

Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

By: Ivan Horrocks (Editor), Jens Hoff (Editor), Pieter W. Tops (Editor)

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Published: 16th March 2000
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Drawing on case studies from Denmark, The Netherlands and the UK, this book discusses new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Contributors argue that ICTs play an important role in the process of restructuring and redefining basic relations within the political systems of Western democracies.

Introduction: new technology and the 'crises' of democracy Jens Hoff
The Nature of the Problem
Technology and social change: the path between technological determinism, social constructivism and new institutionalism
Modelling electronic democracy: towards democratic discourses for an information age
Case Studies
Danish political parties and new technology: interactive parties or new shop windows?
British political parties: continuity and change in the information age
Political websites during the 1998 Parliamentary Elections in the Netherlands
When democratic strategies clash: the citizen card debate in Denmark
Relegitimating the democratic polity: the closed circuit television revolution in the UK
Electronic service delivery and democratic relationships between government and its citizens
Infocracy or infopolis? Transparency, autonomy and democracy in an information age
Virtual communities: new public spheres on the internet?
Conclusion
New technology and democratic renewal: the evidence assessed Pieter Tops
Reflections on the models of democracy: cyberdemocracy?
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ISBN: 9780415189224
ISBN-10: 0415189225
Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 16th March 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1