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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...

Designing e-Participation with Balkan journalists.

Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E. & Buckner, K. (2008)
Designing e-Participation with Balkan journalists. JeDEM eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government. 1, 12-20. ISSN 2075-9517
This paper describes the use of scenarios as a central part of the design methodology, in a project to create an e-participation initiative, working with the national news age...

Electronic Democracy and Young People

Journal Article
Macintosh, A., Robson, E., Smith, E. & Whyte, A. (2003)
Electronic Democracy and Young People. Social Science Computer Review. 21(1), 43-54. doi:10.1177/0894439302238970. ISSN 0894-4393
This article examines action to address young people’s apathy to the democratic process and politics in general, by considering possibilities for using information and communi...