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E-democracy (a combination of the words electronic and democracy) incorporates 21st-century information and communications technology to promote democracy. That means a form of government in which all adult citizens are presumed to be eligible to participate equally in the proposal, development, and creation of laws.[1] E-democracy encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination. History[edit] During the 20th century democratic participation was frequently restricted to a wealthy clique that was periodically selected via the election of delegates from political parties which had developed a manifesto. Virtual social networks matured at the beginning of the 21st century, enabling the emergence of flashmobs. Application[edit] E-democracy can be applied within the political processes of local communities, states/regions, nations and on the global stage Tools and types[edit] Practical issues[edit] Citizens' roles[edit] Related:  e-democracy

Cyberdémocratie Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La cyberdémocratie (ou e-démocratie) consiste en l'utilisation d'Internet pour développer la démocratie, en se servant de sites web comme support des informations, des débats voire des processus de décisions démocratiques. La cyberdémocratie cherche à répondre à l'idéal démocratique dans lequel tous les citoyens seraient des participants égaux aux propositions, aux créations et à la mise en œuvre des lois. Origine du nom[modifier | modifier le code] La cyberdémocratie est une traduction littérale du terme américain Cyberdemocracy. En 1981, Ted Becker, homme politique américain, a créé le terme de Teledemocracy pour désigner l'utilisation des moyens modernes de communication dans le processus démocratique. On trouve aussi le terme de démocratie virtuelle. La démocratie électronique directe[modifier | modifier le code] La cyberdémocratie n'est appliquée nulle part dans le monde en totalité, cependant plusieurs initiatives prennent forme. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government e Democracy Suite • e Gov software Features: On-Line Campaigns On-Line Petitions On-Line Consultations and analysis Committee Meetings and Minutes e-Alerts SMS Text Alerts Officer Profiles/web sites/microsites Blogs e-Democracy web sites Community Pledges Election results - election scoreboards and statistics Social networks - Twitter, Facebook etc These applications can be used independently or all together and can be purchased or used when required as a ASP.NET service provided in conjunction with the Local Government Association. Benefits: A true e-democracy package covering every aspect that is well thought out, easy to implement and use all at an affordable price. e Democracy components: Extended your democratic mandate! Components can be integrated with your CMS or set as stand alone web applications. Web Labs User Groups Customers who use Web Labs technologies have joined together in user groups around the U.K. Do you want more technology to do more for you? Web Labs Service Desk Plus

GroupServer Open Source Platform: E-Democracy uses open source software to the greatest extent possible. We seek to connect most people in a local community possible across their technology preferences, generations, etc. into a unified online community space. We seek to connect people who do not yet know each other in public and community life (unlike Facebook which best connects you to people you already know, trust, and are most like you). At the neighborhood in particular, there is a natural monopoly with people flocking to the online space with the most people/activity - so without a multi-technology approach, large parts of the community will be excluded if you are only on Facebook, just email, or just desktops. The GroupServer platform allows us to reach people via email (still the most used daily online tool), via daily email digest with web reading, web reading only, and web feed. Current Priority - Provide Re-Design Feedback Current Resources For More Information Contact the E-Democracy Tech Team.

LiquidFeedback - more than Liquid Democracy Where’s the free e-democracy project? | Jason Kitcat The free e-democracy project’s website ( has been abosrbed into my personal website, no content has been lost. The free project was created to provide a forum to encourage participation in developing Free Software Internet voting. Since the decision, in 2002, to stop developing the software and instead campaign against e-voting’s introduction the project was just me. It felt a little odd to write and appear under the free project’s banner, seeing as it was only me. So I’ve finally decided to be open about that merging the free project’s site into my personal one. If you’re interested in the GNU.FREE Internet voting software it is still available on this site, but is unsupported. For historical reasons I include the project’s aims below, I support them, but as me instead of as ‘the project’. Our Aims We aim to be a positive force providing constructive criticism and exciting proposals for e-government with the following priorities in mind: The Project’s History

FREE e-democracy project Goodspeed Update » Internet Tools for e-Democracy in Urban Planning Update, October 2009 – I have launched a directory of web tools for collaboration in planning on my MIT website and will no longer be updating this page. Contents The Internet has profoundly impacted the practice of urban planning as email, websites, online Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and online research have become central to the profession. However, new changes suggest this will increasingly change. This page describes how planners could use internet tools to enhance the practice of planning. One common framework organizes e-government into several categories: electronic service delivery (e-services), technology to improve management (e-management), use of the Internet to facilitate participation (e-democracy), and exchange of money for goods and services (e-commerce). Since the advent of Internet technologies there has been a great interest in the planning profession for publicly-available Internet Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

OpenDCN - Fre e-Democracy E-democracy à la russe: Russians now have their own ‘We the People’ platform In a bid to promote legislative ideas and suggestions from Russian citizens, the Information Democracy Foundation (IDF), a government sponsored non-profit, last week launched the beta version of the Russian Public Initiative (RPI), a web platform inspired by the US “We the People” online petition system. “The implementation of RPI is the next step in the evolution of information democracy in this country, drawing upon earlier moves enabling e-government, ‘web elections’ and other projects,” said IDF president and former minister of telecommunications Ilya Massukh. A citizen initiative must collect at least 100,000 online votes over a 12-month period to be selected by legal experts (from Moscow’s Inconsult law firm, according to the IDF) for further consideration by the federal government and then by the State Duma (the lower chamber of parliament). Online registration required Two of those came in the first minutes of the portal’s operation, according to Massukh. Under Kremlin control / GNU.FREE Democracy and Technology | NDI About ICT Programming & Democracy Information and communication technologies present benefits and challenges to democratic development. The Internet provides a voice for all people and groups - democratic and undemocratic. Undemocratic forces are employing powerful technologies with equal, if not greater, efficiency and scope, which further highlights the importance of empowering democrats and institutions in emerging democracies to use ICTs as a tool to enhance the information sharing, efficiency and transparency that are crucial to building and sustaining democracy. Providing access to all citizens, particularly those in less developed socioeconomic areas in developing and developed nations, presents a related developmental challenge. Introduction to our ICT Programs NDI has conducted successful ICT programs for over a decade in all regions of the world. Strategies Unique Relationships Sustainability through Organizational Capacity Building Areas of Expertise Democratic Governance