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Ethics and Information Technology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 51–59 | Cite as

E-democracy, E-Contestation and the Monitorial Citizen*

  • Jeroen van den Hoven
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Abstract

It is argued that Pettit’s conception of “contestatory democracy” is superior to deliberative, direct and epistemic democracy. The strong and weak points of these conceptions are discussed drawing upon the work of a.o Bruce Bimber. It is further argued that ‘contestation’ and ‘information’ are highly relevant notions in thinking about, just, viable and sustainable design for E-democracy.

Keywords

E-democracy deliberative democracy internet contestatory democracy digital democracy E-voting Philip Pettit Bruce Bimber 

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