European E-Democracy in Practice [electronic resource] /edited by Leonhard Hennen, Ira van Keulen, Iris Korthagen, Georg Aichholzer, Ralf Lindner, Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen.
Contributor(s): Hennen, Leonhard [editor.] | van Keulen, Ira [editor.] | Korthagen, Iris [editor.] | Aichholzer, Georg [editor.] | Lindner, Ralf [editor.] | Nielsen, Rasmus Øjvind [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Studies in Digital Politics and Governance: Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020.Edition: 1st ed. 2020.Description: XI, 359 p. 3 illus. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030271848.Subject(s): European Union | Technology—Sociological aspects | Computers | Political communication | Democracy | Public policy | European Union Politics | Science and Technology Studies | Information Systems and Communication Service | Political Communication | Democracy | Public PolicyDDC classification: 320.94 Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction -- The State of Scholarly Discussions: E-Democracy - Conceptual Foundations and Recent Trends -- E-Democracy and the European Public Sphere -- Experience with Digital Tools in Different Types of E-Participation -- Case Studies: Introduction to the Case Study Research -- Parliamentary Monitoring -- Informal Agenda Setting -- Formal Agenda Setting (National and Local Level) -- Formal Agenda Setting (European Level) -- Non-Binding Decision Making -- Binding Decision Making -- Conclusions: Assessing Tools for E-Democracy -- Options for Improving E-Participation at the EU Level.
This open access book explores how digital tools and social media technologies can contribute to better participation and involvement of EU citizens in European politics. By analyzing selected representative e-participation projects at the local, national and European governmental levels, it identifies the preconditions, best practices and shortcomings of e-participation practices in connection with EU decision-making procedures and institutions. The book features case studies on parliamentary monitoring, e-voting practices, and e-publics, and offers recommendations for improving the integration of e-democracy in European politics and governance. Accordingly, it will appeal to scholars as well as practitioners interested in identifying suitable e-participation tools for European institutions and thus helps to reduce the EU’s current democratic deficit. This book is a continuation of the book “Electronic Democracy in Europe” published by Springer.