Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

ICTs as Participatory Vehicles

ICTs as Participatory Vehicles
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Marc Holzer (Rutgers University, Newark, USA) and Richard Schwester (Rutgers University, Newark, USA)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 7
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch242


View ICTs as Participatory Vehicles on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.


While citizen participation is central to democratic governance, there is a noticeable disconnect between elected representatives and the citizenry, as evidenced by voter apathy, decreased levels of civic participation, and widespread cynicism toward political institutions (Hudson, 2001; Putnam, 2000; Berman, 1997). Citizen participation advocates, however, are optimistic that information and communications technologies (ICTs) will facilitate direct interactions between citizens and government, thereby altering the dynamics of the policy-making process by affording the citizenry a stronger voice. This article examines the integration of ICTs and digital democratic applications in the context of citizen participation in government.

Related Content

Adeyinka Tella, Oluwakemi Titilola Olaniyi, Aderinola Ololade Dunmade. © 2021. 24 pages.
Md. Maidul Islam. © 2021. 17 pages.
Peterson Dewah. © 2021. 23 pages.
Lungile Precious Luthuli, Thobekile K. Buthelezi. © 2021. 14 pages.
Delight Promise Udochukwu, Chidimma Oraekwe. © 2021. 13 pages.
Julie Moloi. © 2021. 18 pages.
Mandisa Msomi, Lungile Preciouse Luthuli, Trywell Kalusopa. © 2021. 17 pages.
Body Bottom