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E-democracy: potential for political revolution?

Mccullagh, K 2003, 'E-democracy: potential for political revolution?' , International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 11 (2) , pp. 149-161.

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    Abstract

    This article focuses on the traditional notions of democracy and governance in the context of the recent shock first-round election results in France. The results prima facie suggest voter apathy and disengagement from the democratic process. However, the spontaneous street protests confirm that voters are not apathetic about democracy, rather they are dissatisfied with the current model of government and the unresponsive nature of government. It will be argued that the interactive nature of Internet technology has the potential to reinvigorate the democratic process and re-engage citizens positively in political life.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General)
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > International Strategy People Management & Salford Law
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Law and Information Technology
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0967-0769
    Depositing User: K McCullagh
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010 09:33
    Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 13:54
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2747

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