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On-line Forums as an Arena for Political Discussions

  • Agneta Ranerup
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1765)

Abstract

This text describes experiences of four on-line discussion forums that are used in a Swedish local government context. More precisely, these experiences come from a special kind of Digital Cities that are implemented and run by local government. The main issue that is treated in the following is how aspects such as the implementation of the forums, functional features of the forums, and activities to increase access to Internet affect the on-line debate. Lastly, three strategies for how the amount of debate in the on-line forums might be increased are outlined.

Keywords

Local Government Civil Servant Political Discussion Virtual Community Local Politician 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agneta Ranerup
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  1. 1.Department of informaticsGöteborg universityGöteborgSweden

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