The support for different democracy models by the use of a web-based discussionboard
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Original versionSæbø, Ø., & Nilsen, H. (2004). The support for different democracy models by the use of a web-based discussionboard. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3183, 23-26.
Different initiatives are initiated to utilize ICT to maintain and develop democracy. Democracy models are developed to explain differences between different democracies. This paper reports from a case study where a web-based discussion board is developed and implemented. The findings indicate that politicians and citizens add support to different democracy models by their contributions to the web-based discussion board. Contributions from the citizens add stronger support for the neo-republican model where as politicians mainly support the demo-elitist model. These differences might become obstacles to the utilization of the technology. Identifying potential differences early on in a project may increase the opportunity to develop services capable of handling requests from different stakeholders.
Published version of a chapter published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3183, 23-26. Also available from the publisher at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30078-6_4