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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...

Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences

Journal Article
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

Book
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.

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...

'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...

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 ...

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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

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