Senior Research Fellow
Cruickshank, P. & Smith, C. F. (2008). Self-efficacy as a factor in the evaluation of e-petitions. In Parycek, P. (Ed.). Proceedings of EDEM 2009 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, 223-232. ISBN 978-3-85403-251-9
E-petitions are seen as one response to a perceived decline in public trust of political institutions and the associated symptoms of disengagement. In this paper, some current...
Communities and Culture Network + (Hosted by University of Leeds)
A Community of Practice was found supporting the digital engagement practitioners in the neighbouring CCs, and that this is situated within a context of interested non-practitioners who share knowledg...
The EuroPetition project piloted the implementation of a trans-European Local Authority service providing distributed citizen engagement and interaction with the European Parliament’s PETI Petitions C...
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...
06 September 2017
06 September 2017
This seminar reports on recent research designed to understand how community-level elected representatives (Scotland’s community councillors)
1. learn about their roles...
Economic and Social Research Council
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 ...
WEB.DEP aimed to support the renewal of democracy in the Balkans, as the countries came out of a difficult period and began the process of joining the EU.
To support a culture of transparency and par...
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...
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 ...
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...
The German Parliament (Bundestag)
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...
A Scottish pilot to test the potential of iDTV as a medium for providing public sector information and delivering public services was launched on 7th September 2004. The pilot ran for 6 months and inv...
Bristol City Council
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...
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...
In February 2004 Edinburgh Napier University’s International Teledemocracy Centre received funding from the Scottish Executive to investigate how technology could be developed to help regenerate dem...
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...
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...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Core44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
5 September 2017