E-democracy: Potential for political revolution?

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Abstract

This article focuses on the traditional notions of democracy and governance in the context of the recent shock first‐round election results in France. The results prima facie suggest voter apathy and disengagement from the democratic process. However, the spontaneous street protests confirm that voters are not apathetic about democracy, rather they are dissatisfied with the current model of government and the unresponsive nature of government. It will be argued that the interactive nature of Internet technology has the potential to reinvigorate the democratic process and re‐engage citizens positively in political life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-161
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Law and Information Technology
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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