European E-Democracy in Practice

Leonhard Hennen* (Editor), Ira Van Keulen (Editor), Iris Korthagen (Editor), Georg Aichholzer (Editor), Ralf Lindner, Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen (Editor)

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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.
Translated title of the contributionEuropæisk E-Demokrati i Praksis
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages359
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-27184-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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