Journal of Social Sciences

Governance and Democratic Procedures in the Information Society Era

Athanasios I. Bozinis

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2007.123.126

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 3

Pages 123-126

Abstract

The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in today’s democratic societies has always two sides: the well-intended, which is the expansion of the democratic participation, and the bad-intended, the one that causes concentration. This research analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of the use of e-democracy and claims that the integration of electronic democracy within a country will be based on the effective use of the political-democratic institutions, on the legitimate frame that will control the use of electronic democracy, and on the technological background that describes the country.

Copyright

© 2007 Athanasios I. Bozinis. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.