A Survey of French Local e-Democracy

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Abstract

Since the end of the last century, the Internet has shown that it is a different media, a media of citizen journalists. This paper surveys e-democratic tools used at the local level in France in order to see how the Internet can change our democracy and people's participation. It describes the official tools provided by municipalities and administrations as well as citizens' tools, like blogswhich become more and more important in today's democratic debate. It analyses how they help for more transparencyaccountability and participation, which might lead to define new democratic rules.

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Bibtex (lrde.bib)

@InProceedings{	  ricou.08.eceg,
  author	= {Olivier Ricou},
  title		= {A Survey of {French} Local e-Democracy},
  booktitle	= {Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on e-Government
		  (ECEG)},
  month		= jul,
  year		= 2008,
  abstract	= {Since the end of the last century, the Internet has shown
		  that it is a different media, a media of citizen
		  journalists. This paper surveys e-democratic tools used at
		  the local level in France in order to see how the Internet
		  can change our democracy and people's participation. It
		  describes the official tools provided by municipalities and
		  administrations as well as citizens' tools, like blogs,
		  which become more and more important in today's democratic
		  debate. It analyses how they help for more transparency,
		  accountability and participation, which might lead to
		  define new democratic rules.}
}