Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/42214
Title: "Gentlemen, all aboard!" ICT and party politics: Reflections from a Mass-eParticipation experience
Authors: Federici Tommaso
Braccini, Alessio Maria 
Øystein Sæbø
Journal: GOVERNMENT INFORMATION QUARTERLY 
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: 
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use is becoming an ever more popular way to involve citizens in political decision making. And yet, despite their recently increasing number, feweParticipation initiatives have achieved their intended aims. Ifnothing else, this shows that the internal processes, challenges and opportunities ofusing ICT to engage citizens in politics deserve further examination. The present paper attempts to undertake such an investigation by analysing Italy's Five Star Movement, a mass-eParticipation-based political organisation recently founded by private citizens. Using an interpretive case-study approach, this paper assesses the goals, participation, technology use, internal governance, external consequences, and challenges endemic toemploying ICT in citizen engagement, to answer the following question: what consequences, challenges and opportunities does mass-eParticipation present to organisational stakeholders? Results ofthe study bring to light several addi- tional research questions whose answers will surely advance the current discourse on eParticipation, and they also provide practical guidance and direction for those launching eParticipation initiatives.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/42214
ISSN: 0740-624X
DOI: 10.1016/j.giq.2015.04.009
Appears in Collections:A1. Articolo in rivista

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat Existing users please
2015_Gentlemen_all_aboard.pdf314.91 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy
Gentlemen_all_aboard_accepted.pdfVersione open per VQR612.67 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations 5

26
Last Week
0
Last month
0
checked on Jul 2, 2022

Page view(s)

61
Last Week
9
Last month
4
checked on Jul 6, 2022

Download(s)

5
checked on Jul 6, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


All documents in the "Unitus Open Access" community are published as open access.
All documents in the community "Prodotti della Ricerca" are restricted access unless otherwise indicated for specific documents