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To Be or Not to Be Active: Exploring Practices of e-Participation

  • Annelie Ekelin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4084)

Abstract

This paper discusses the interplay of participation and non-participation within institutional and public practices of electronically mediated policy-making in the local public sector. The aim is to contribute to practice-centred development of situated theoretical conceptualisation in the research domain. Applying a dialectical analysis, including also examples and processes of dissociation detected in ethnographic studies of actual use and design of these technologies, suggests a re-specification of the conceptual basis of e-participation.

Keywords

Civil Servant Work Practice Focus Group Interview Public Evaluation Legitimate Peripheral Participation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annelie Ekelin
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  1. 1.Department of Interaction and System DesignBlekinge Institute of TechnologyRonnebySweden

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