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Governance and Democratic Procedures in the Information Society Era

Athanasios I. Bozinis1
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Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 3 No. 3, 2007, 123-126

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2007.123.126

Submitted On: 30 January 2007 Published On: 30 September 2007

How to Cite: Bozinis, A. I. (2007). Governance and Democratic Procedures in the Information Society Era. Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3), 123-126. https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2007.123.126

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.

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Keywords

  • Electronic governance
  • electronic democracy
  • techno skeptics
  • techno supporters