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E-Participation among American Local Governments

Abstract : Using data from national surveys conducted in 2006 and 2011, we examine whether local governments in the United States have adopted e-participation (a.k.a. e-democracy). The results show that few American local governments have done so. These results are highly inconsistent with the claims of e-democracy advocates. Two important factors account for the lack of e-democracy at the American grassroots: lack of funding and lack of perceived demand. Another reason may be that early predictions were incorrect. Based on these findings, we would expect that e-democracy among US local governments will not be substantially different in the foreseeable future than it is now.
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Donald Norris, Christopher Reddick. E-Participation among American Local Governments. 5th International Conference on Electronic Participation (ePart), Sep 2013, Koblenz, Germany. pp.37-48, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-40346-0_4⟩. ⟨hal-01491230⟩

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