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Re: what do you mean, e-gov?

From: Mick Phythian <mick.phythian@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 21:33:45 +0100
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To: Steven Clift <clift@e-democracy.org>
Cc: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>, "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "paoladimaio10@googlemail.com" <paoladimaio10@googlemail.com>, Brand Niemann <bniemann@cox.net>, Kris Dev <krisdev@gmail.com>
Thanks Steven,

I think that's rounded enough to avoid any of the broader attributes given
in other 'definitions' of e-democracy.


Mick http://greatemancipator.com

On 4 May 2012 20:56, Steven Clift <clift@e-democracy.org> wrote:

> As the one who coined the shortened term "e-democracy" in 1994 before
> e-government, e-business, etc. were used, here is what I came up with on
> that one:
> http://dowire.org/wiki/E-democracy
> E-democracy represents the use of information and communication
> technologies and strategies by democratic actors within political and
> governance processes of local communities, nations and on the international
> stage. Democratic sectors/actors include governments, elected officials,
> the media, political organizations, and citizen/voters.
> To many, e-democracy suggests greater and more active citizen
> participation enabled by the Internet, mobile communications, and other
> technologies in today’s representative democracy as well as through more
> participatory or direct forms of citizen involvement in addressing public
> challenges.
> (Before sharing this definition, I used to simply say "e" or electronic
> and any definition of democracy that you use. :-))
> Steven Clift
> clift@e-democracy.org  - +1 612 234 7072
> http://stevenclift.com - @democracy
> http://e-democracy.org - @edemo

Mick Phythian PhD

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