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'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils.

Conference Proceeding
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. F. (2014)
'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils. In P. Parycek, & N. Edelmann (Eds.), CeDEM14 Proceedings, (73-84
This paper is motivated by the need to understand the reality of the use of the now well-established opportunities offered by the internet to engage with citizens. Building on...

E-Consultation, Controversy and Youth

Book Chapter
Macintosh, A., Smith, E., & Whyte, A. (2005)
E-Consultation, Controversy and Youth. In M. Cunningham, & P. Cunningham (Eds.), Innovation and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies, 730-737. IOS Press
This paper presents the results of a completed research study the aim of which was to identify ICT tools suitable for engaging with young people in dialogue on a complex polic...

E-voting: the powerful symbol of e-democracy.

Book Chapter
Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2003)
E-voting: the powerful symbol of e-democracy. In R. Traunmueller (Ed.), Electronic Government: Second International Conference, EGOV 2003, Prague, Czech Republic, September 1-5, 2003, Proceedings, 240-245. Springer-Verlag
This paper focuses on an Internet-enabled remote voting system for a young people's parliament in the Highland region of Scotland. The parliament was established to increase y...

Citizen Participation in Public Affairs

Conference Proceeding
Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2002)
Citizen Participation in Public Affairs. In R. Traunmüller, & K. Lenk (Eds.), Electronic Government, 256-263.
Reflecting on the European Commissions stated aim to broaden democracy this paper examines the nature of e-participation and considers concepts of democracy and issues surroun...

Using social networking tools to promote eParticipation initiatives.

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., & Lindner, R. (2009)
Using social networking tools to promote eParticipation initiatives. In A. Prosser, & P. Parycek (Eds.), Proceedings of EDEM 2009 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, September 7-8, 2009, Vienna. , (115-121
This paper describes the context and background of the conference workshop “Social networking tools and widgets to promote or expand eParticipation initiatives”. Social networ...

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.
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...

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.
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...


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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

e-Petitioner for English Local Authorities

2004 - 2005
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Local eDemocracy National Project (March 2004 to March 2005) investigated new channels of participation and piloted various approaches to encourage citizen pa...
Funder: Bristol City Council | Value: £42,000

e-Participation Scotland Baseline

2008 - 2008
This one day event brought people and organisations together from across Scotland. At the workshop, presentations and group activities enabled participants to share knowledge about current and future ...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £600

EDEN: Electronic Democracy European Network

2001 - 2004
The EDEN project grew out of the rationale that online information on decision-making leads to greater transparency in governance, as a pre-requisite for online consultation and participation. EDEN ...
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes | Value: £67,000

HUWY: Hub Website for Youth Participation

2009 - 2011
HUWY explored ways for the Internet to support young people’s involvement in decision-making and piloted a model of distributed discussions, which could be used by people of various ages, focused on a...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £500,828