To Be or Not to Be Active: Exploring Practices of eParticipation

Document type: Bookchapters
Author(s): Annelie Ekelin
Title: To Be or Not to Be Active: Exploring Practices of eParticipation
Translated title: Att vara eller inte vara aktiv: eDeltagande i praktiken
Book: Electronic Government
Year: 2006
Volume: Volume 4084/2006
Pagination: 107-118
ISBN: 978-3-540-37686-6
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
City: Berlin
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Interaction and System Design (Sektionen för teknik – adv. för interaktion och systemdesign)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: This chapter discusses the interplay of participation and non-participation within institutional and public practices of electronically mediated policy-making in the local public sector. The aim is to contribute to practice-based development of situated theoretical conceptualisation in the research domain. Applying a dialectical analysis, including also examples and processes of dissociation detected in ethnographic studies of actual use and design of these technologies, suggests a re-specification of the conceptual basis of eParticipation.
Subject: Computer Science\General
Human Work Science\Work Practice
Human Work Science\Participatory Design