Extending E-Government and Citizen Participation in Australia through the Internet

Extending E-Government and Citizen Participation in Australia through the Internet

L. Walsh (Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-789-8.ch123
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Abstract

This article seeks to provide a brief overview of the current development of digital democracy in Australia, with emphasis on the use of the Internet to extend and enhance citizen participation. Use of the Internet within the definition of digital democracy proposed is categorized into three overlapping groups: (1) e-government services and administration; (2) participatory technologies; and (3) informal modes of participation.

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