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Institute for Digital Democracy launched to 'transform the way voters experience politics'

The Institute for Digital Democracy (IDD) – the first think tank to specifically explore opportunities for the digitalisation of British politics – will launch this Wednesday (12th October) from the House of Commons. 504 more words

Online Voting

Success of e-petition challenged

The Sun newspaper has claimed victory after a former SAS soldier who had been imprisoned for firearms offences was released.

The Sun had launched an e-petition on the website change.org to have the soldier’s 15 month jail sentence suspended, claiming he was a ‘war hero’ who had simply kept the weapons from the Falklands War as a memorial to his fallen comrades. 90 more words

Pressure Groups

A year on, the new Petitions Committee has much to celebrate

The UK parliament’s collaborative e-petitions site celebrates its first birthday today. Over the last year over 18,000 petitions have been submitted, a level not seen since the 19th century. 1,503 more words

Parliament

A modest proposal... for the ECI

In the lead up to the mini conference next week on democratic participation in the EU which I blogged last month, I was asked to contribute an idea for pre-conference discussion: a short proposal for “democratising the EU via citizen participation”. 442 more words

E-participation

The Problem(s) of Research

The primary question guiding my research paper for this class is—What role do topic, petitioner gender and linguistic components play in successful e-petitions? Using a purposive sampling technique based on petition topic and petitioner gender, I initially chose two popular e-petitioning websites for data collection as both these platforms allow for easy access and extraction of successful petitions while explicitly displaying the petitioner’s self-reported gender. 372 more words

New Media

Beyond Web-based Memorialization

Politics of web space and archivability are two issues which I had to grapple with when I began my research on e-petitioning. In my attempt to examine defining characteristics in successful e-petitions, I first decided to do a comparative analysis of successful and unsuccessful e-petitions from two popular e-petitioning websites. 402 more words

New Media

5 Feature ideas on Politics

  1. How e-petitions have allowed citizens to engage in a more direct form of democracy and whether there have been any successful e-petitions debated.  (Look at change.org or petitions in my area).
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