Electronic Voting and Democracy

A Comparative Analysis

  • Norbert Kersting
  • Harald Baldersheim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Issues and Theoretical Frameworks

  3. Country Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Hans Geser
      Pages 75-96
    3. Wolfgang Drechsler, Ülle Madise
      Pages 97-108
    4. Alexander Prosser, Robert Krimmer, Robert Kofler
      Pages 109-120
    5. Jan Olsson, Joachim Åström
      Pages 149-171
  4. Studies on Electronic Participation and Digital Divides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Ramona S. McNeal, Caroline J. Tolbert
      Pages 226-241
    3. Norbert Kersting, Ronald Leenes, Jörgen Svensson
      Pages 276-305
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 307-309

About this book


Electronic and internet voting has become increasingly widespread in recent years, but which countries are the leaders of the movement and who lags behind? Is the digital divide likely to present a permanent challenge to electronic democracy? What are the experiences with regard to online voting, and what are the arguments for and against? Electronic Voting and Democracy examines these issues and the contexts in which they are played out, such as problems of legitimacy and the practical considerations that have driven some countries toward electronic voting faster than others.


democracy elections internet voting local election voting

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Kersting
    • 1
  • Harald Baldersheim
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MarburgGermany
  2. 2.University of OsloNorway

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