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iLeger: A Web Based Application for Participative Elections

  • Artur Afonso Sousa
  • Pedro Agante
  • Luís Borges Gouveia
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6847)

Abstract

iLeger is a Web Application that seeks to concentrate, in a single place, the stakeholders in a political election allowing multi-directional and structured communication between them. Using a citizen and candidate centered approach; iLeger supports collaborative interaction with the purpose of fostering communication, deliberation and participation. This paper aims at presenting the main functionalities of this Web application, as well as the results from a case study about the Portuguese Presidential Elections held in 2011.

Keywords

Elections Campaigning eDemocracy eParticipation Deliberation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Artur Afonso Sousa
    • 1
  • Pedro Agante
    • 2
  • Luís Borges Gouveia
    • 3
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of ViseuViseuPortugal
  2. 2.LibertriumViseuPortugal
  3. 3.University Fernando PessoaPortoPortugal

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