E-democracy: potential for Political Revolution?

Mc Cullagh, Karen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5215-3629 (2003) E-democracy: potential for Political Revolution? International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 11 (2). pp. 149-161. ISSN 1464-3693

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This article focuses on the traditional notions of democracy and governance in the context of the recent shock first‐round election results in France. The results prima facie suggest voter apathy and disengagement from the democratic process. However, the spontaneous street protests confirm that voters are not apathetic about democracy, rather they are dissatisfied with the current model of government and the unresponsive nature of government. It will be argued that the interactive nature of Internet technology has the potential to reinvigorate the democratic process and re‐engage citizens positively in political life.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Media, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
Depositing User: Karen Mc Cullagh
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2023 06:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/38222
DOI: 10.1093/ijlit/11.2.149

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