Will e-Participation bring Critical Citizens Back in?
2016 (English)In: 8th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2016, Guimarães, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Proceedings, Springer, 2016, Vol. 9821, 83-93 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper sets out to critically examine the mobilizing potential of e-participation. The extent to which citizens beyond the usual suspects are engaged is studied by way of survey data from two novel e-participation case studies: one Swedish, one Finnish. Besides from the traditional socio-demographic variables, the analyses highlights cultural attitudes and ask: Do e-participation processes succeed in mobilizing citizens dissatisfied with the way democracy works? Can e-participation bring critical citizens back in? Certainly, the empirical analysis indicates critical citizens are clearly overrepresented in these two cases.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016. Vol. 9821, 83-93 p.
e-Participation; Mobilization; Critical citizens; Political culture; Democratic satisfaction
Research subject Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53938DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45074-2_7ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84984866217ISBN: 978-3-319-45073-5ISBN: 978-3-319-45074-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53938DiVA: diva2:1055775
8th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2016, Guimarães, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016
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