e-Democracy pp 153-162 | Cite as

The Internet and the Web

  • Simon French
Part of the Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation book series (AGDN, volume 5)


e-Democracy and e-participation are based upon the technologies which underpin the Internet and the World Wide Web. In this chapter, we introduce those in sufficient detail to support the discussion in later chapters. We emphasize the evolution of the Internet. Currently there is considerable hype of Web 2.0 and the forthcoming Web 3.0, as if there has been some radical change since Web 1.0 which is still ongoing. But the Web is coming of age, that is all.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Business SchoolManchesterUK

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