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

  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.

  • Date:

    30 November 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Austrian Computer Society

  • Library of Congress:

    JA Political science (General)

Citation

Taylor-Smith, E. & Lindner, R. (2009). Social networking tools supporting constructive involvement throughout the policy-cycle. In Prosser, P. (Ed.). Proceedings of EDEM 2010 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, May 7-8, 2010, Danube-University Krems, Austria. ISBN 978-3-85403-265-6

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Keywords

social networking tools; eparticipation; policy-cycle;

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