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The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives

Conference Proceeding
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2016)
The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives. In M. Janssen, M. A. Wimmer, Ø. Sæbø, T. A. Pardo, P. Panagiotopoulos, M. Gascó, …E. Tambouris (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 11-18. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-570-8-11
There has been much research into citizens’ engagement with their representatives. This paper offers an approach to understanding sustained take-up of internet technologies by...

Workshop on engaging the human-computer interaction community with public policymaking internationally.

Conference Proceeding
Lazar, J., Barbosa, S., Gulliksen, J., McEwan, T., Normand, L. M., Palanque, P., …Wulf, V. (2013)
Workshop on engaging the human-computer interaction community with public policymaking internationally. In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), 3279-3282. https://doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2479666
There is an increasing interest in the intersection of human-computer interaction and public policy. This day-long workshop will examine successes and challenges related to pu...

Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds.

Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E. (2013)
Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds. Information Polity, 18, 93-96. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-130298
Brian Loader and Dan Mercea rally a group of political/social/media scientists to shed light on social media and democracy. Is social media supporting transformations of democ...

Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal

Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E. (2013)
Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal. Information Polity, 18, 367-370. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-130318
Jose Marichal’s investigation into Facebook, as a setting for democracy and potential influence on the public sphere, identifies something special about Facebook that both mak...

eParticipation to support the Information Society.

Presentation / Conference
Taylor-Smith, E. (2010, December)
eParticipation to support the Information Society. Paper presented at ePractice workshop on eParticipation, European Commission, Brussels
eParticipation lives in the Internet. The Internet technologies that help us to organise and share information are changing the way we live and work: we live in an Information...

Introducing Psychological Factors into E-Participation Research

Book
Edelmann, N., & Cruickshank, P. (2011)
Introducing Psychological Factors into E-Participation Research. In A. Manoharan, & M. Holzer (Eds.), E-Governance and Civic Engagement, 338-361. IGI Global Publishing. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-083-5.ch017
This chapter looks at e-petitioning as a successful application of e-participation from a psychological perspective. It notes that e-participation should not be viewed uncriti...

Youth participation through distributed discussion.

Presentation / Conference
Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P., Taylor-Smith, E., & Kimpeler, S. (2011, September)
Youth participation through distributed discussion. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Tallinn, Estonia
The paper describes an eParticipation project, piloted in four EU countries: Estonia, Germany, Ireland and the UK. HUWY, Hub Websites for Youth Participation, was an initiativ...

Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation

Conference Proceeding
Masters, Z., Masters, Z., Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2003)
Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation. In R. Traunmuller (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Electronic Government, 15-22. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30078-6_3
Research originally suggested that new technologies, particularly the Internet, provided a useful mechanism for engaging young people - an otherwise largely disenfranchised gr...

Understanding the “e‐petitioner”

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Smith, C. (2011)
Understanding the “e‐petitioner”. Transforming government : people, process and policy, 5(4), 319-329. https://doi.org/10.1108/17506161111173577
Purpose: This article considers the ways in which large-scale e-participation projects can be evaluated. It argues that existing evaluation approaches can be improved upon by ...

Online tools and their Impact on young people.

Presentation / Conference
Gibson, G., McCusker, P., & Taylor-Smith, E. (2010, June)
Online tools and their Impact on young people. Paper presented at ECEG 2010 10th European Conference on eGovernment, University of Limerick, Ireland
The emergence of social media tools and the enthusiasm by which young people have embraced theses tools as one of their primary modes of interaction is well documented in many...

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Expert Evaluation Team for the Local eDemocracy National Project

2003 - 2005
How can Local Authorities be sure that eDemocracy works? How can they be sure that they are using the right e-enabled tool for the job and that the use of these tools will result in effective input to...
Funder: Bristol City Council | Value: £40,000

HANDS: Helping Answers Decision Service

2005 - 2007
HANDS continues the work of the IST EDEN project. Natural language tools developed by Italian partners in the EDEN project were further developed and deployed in other public authorities and Utility c...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £70,000

Smartgov

2002 - 2004
SmartGov (IST-2001-35399) was a project funded by the European Commission under its Information Society Technologies Programme (IST). The aim of the project was to develop a governmental knowledge-ba...
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes | Value: £240,000

Piloting the E-Petitioner System with the German Parliament

2005 - 2007
The International Teledemocracy Centre (ITC), now part of the Centre for Social Informatics, worked with the Petitions Committee of the German Bundestag to piloting the e-Petitioner in the German Parl...
Funder: The German Parliament (Bundestag) | Value: £27,500

e-Representative: A virtual desktop to support the mobile elected Representative

2006 - 2008
The eRepresentative package is a virtual desktop for elected representatives. It enables them to continue their legislative and policy work anytime and from anywhere with secure access to relevant and...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £135,000

Ur'Say for Young Scot

2002 - 2004
The ITC worked with Young Scot on their Ur'Say channel, when they were just beginning to use their website to gather young people's opinions and host discussions on relevant issues. ITC developed n...
Funder: Young Scot | Value: £40,000

DEMO-Net - Network of Excellence on eParticipation

2006 - 2009
DEMO_net began to bring eParticipation experts together to try to establish some research norms. However, the project did not turn out to be the most effective way to do this. The project officer was ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £392,400

E-petitioner for the Scottish Parliament

2000 - 2007
The Scottish Parliament accepted its first electronic petition from the ITC's electronic petitioning system. The ITC (now part of the Centre for Social Informatics) worked with the Scottish Parliame...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £51,733

e-engaging young Scotland on radioactive waste management

2004 - 2004
The ITC was funded by the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) to research appropriate tools and techniques to engage young people in their continuing dialogue on radio...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £32,000

E-democracy Services for Highland Youth Voice

2000 - 2008
ITC worked with Highland Youth Voice (a youth parliament in the Highland Region) from 2000 to 2008. An e-voting website, with a discussion form, supported the parliament's first elections in 2000. Fro...
Funder: The Highland Council | Value: £134,176