Digital Democracy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes)

Digital Democracy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes)

Release Date: June, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 2029
ISBN13: 9781466617407|ISBN10: 1466617403|EISBN13: 9781466617414|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1740-7


Dealing with the use of information and communication technologies to engage citizens and support the democratic decision-making process, Digital Democracy is on the rise with today’s ever changing technologies.

Digital Democracy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a vital compendium of research detailing the latest case studies, architectures, frameworks, methodologies, and research on Digital Democracy. With contributions from authors around the world, this three-volume collection presents the most sophisticated research and developments from the field, relevant to researchers, academics, and practitioners alike. In order to stay abreast of the latest research, this book affords a vital look into Digital Democracy research.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Benefits and applications
  • Citizen Involvement
  • Civic Engagement
  • Diffusion of E-Democracy
  • Digital Democracy cases
  • Electronic governance
  • Electronic support
  • Internet Governance
  • Mobile Communication
  • Political Media

Reviews and Testimonials

Intended for students, researchers, and academics, this three-volume set provides both broad and detailed perspectives on current theories, methods, technical issues, managerial concerns, and emerging trends in digital democracy. There is special emphasis on cases from Africa. Volume I examines fundamental concepts and theories, development and design methodologies, and tools and technologies, with chapters on topics such as documentation on parliamentary websites, evaluating the quality attributes of e-government websites, e-frameworks to optimize public administration services, and a multimedia platform for the diffusion of digital signatures in the context of public information services for people with disabilities. Several case studies report on e-government, e-documents, and e-signatures in various African countries. Volume II contains sections on e-government utilization and applications, organizational and social implications, and managerial impact. Some specific topics in this volume include e-democracy strategies for empowering citizens in India, internal digital divides in organizations, and an organizing vision for e-participation projects in Africa. Volume III addresses critical issues and emerging trends, such as citizens' trust in e-government, transparency issues in e-govnernance and civic engagement, and e-government and social media contributions to innovation in public services.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is a research-based professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. IRMA's primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management from over 50 countries.