European E-Democracy in Practice


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ISBN: 978-3-030-27184-8

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e-Democracy | Participation


This open access book explores how digital tools and social media technologies can contribute to better participation and involvement of EU citizens in European politics. By analyzing selected representative e-participation projects at the local, national and European governmental levels, it identifies the preconditions, best practices and shortcomings of e-participation practices in connection with EU decision-making procedures and institutions. The book features case studies on parliamentary monitoring, e-voting practices, and e-publics, and offers recommendations for improving the integration of e-democracy in European politics and governance. Accordingly, it will appeal to scholars as well as practitioners interested in identifying suitable e-participation tools for European institutions and thus helps to reduce the EU’s current democratic deficit.


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Hennen, L., van Keulen, I., Korthagen, I., Aichholzer, G., Lindner, R. & Nielsen, R.Ø. (2020). European E-Democracy in Practice. Cham: Springer.