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Re: what do you mean, e-gov?

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 11:39:06 -0400
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To: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Discussions of terms like "e-Democracy" are all well and good,
but...methinks this is the W3C eGovernment (eGov) IG
<http://bit.ly/Kf6vai> and "...is chartered to serve as a connector
among people, especially government employees, looking for ways to use
or promote the use of W3C technologies to improve government services
and operations. We believe these technologies can provide significant
benefit to governments of all sizes, including city, regional, and
national governments (and between governments), in all parts of the
world. We also recognize that with new technologies and a changing
world, new policy concerns arise; this group will also facilitate
discussion to focus understanding of policy and security matters
related to W3C technologies..."

Sorry to be pedantic...I'm just lost why we have this continuing thread.


On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Mick Phythian <mick.phythian@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Steven,
> I think that's rounded enough to avoid any of the broader attributes given
> in other 'definitions' of e-democracy.
> Best,
> 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
> http://greatemancipator.com

John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Director, Web Science Operations
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