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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.eprints.org/id/eprint/2747

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