Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. (2014)
Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences. Scottish Affairs, 23(4), (486-507). doi:10.3366/scot.2014.0045. ISSN 0966-0356
Community Councils are the bottom rung of Scotland’s democracy ladder, having few – but highly significant – statutory consultative duties (especially with regard to planning)...
Distributed Discussion: An Integrated eParticipation Model for Engaging Young People in Technology Policy
Taylor-Smith, E., Kimpeler, S., & Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. (2011)
Distributed Discussion: An Integrated eParticipation Model for Engaging Young People in Technology Policy. In Y. Charalabidis, & S. Koussouris (Eds.), Empowering Open and Collaborative Governance, 181-197. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-27219-6_10
This chapter describes an eParticipation model, designed to be especially appropriate to young people and complex topics: distributed discussion. It draws on the experiences o...
Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds.
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
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...
Workshop on engaging the human-computer interaction community with public policymaking internationally.
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...
Using social networking tools to promote eParticipation initiatives.
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
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”
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...