E-Participation – a Collaborative Approach

Breier, Matthias and Oertmann, Jessica and Streißlberger, Konstantin and Fazekas, Stefan and Leeb, Christian E-Participation – a Collaborative Approach. REAL CORP 2017 – PANTA RHEI – A World in Constant Motion. Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 685-690. ISSN 2521-3938

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Abstract

In late 2016 we conducted a survey with citizens in the German-speaking region. The aim of the survey was to investigate the relationship between citizens and politics and to figure the possibility of an online participation tool out. Our research is based on an online survey in which we received 155 answers from different countries, constituting that interest in politics is based on living environment, age and municipality size. The survey further showed that today's landscape of participation tools and forms is not enough for modern standards. Time as limiting factor decreases the political engagement of citizens, another restricting factor is the political-party-system. Most citizens are not able to identify themselves with only one specific political party. For some decisions they follow the one on other issues they follow the other party. Vocita is a tool developed for political issues. Based on a surveytool its target is to connect citizens to their municipalities and to create a new form of engagement. By giving the people a voice Vocita aims to democratize the political system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-participation, public administration, consultation, decision making, ICT
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: Maria Molnár
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 10:18
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 10:18
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/379

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