Community and inclusion: The impact of new communications technologies

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Title: Community and inclusion: The impact of new communications technologies
Authors: Komito, Lee
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Date: 1-Dec-2007
Online since: 2019-04-29T10:52:39Z
Abstract: Can new information and communications technologies increase citizen participation in civic life and promote community development? Worldwide studies of community information systems demonstrate that new technologies can enhance the effectiveness of activists, However, there has been little evidence that they bring in new participants. This article argues that e-government systems can, if properly designed and implemented, involve citizens who have not previously been active in local community life, and describes an Irish pilot project which has this capacity. The success of such systems depends not only on design issues, but also on the willingness of government to respond to the resulting policy inputs by citizens.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Sage
Journal: Irish Journal of Sociology
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
Start page: 77
End page: 96
Copyright (published version): 2007 Irish Journal of Sociology
Keywords: Community informaticsE-participationE-democracyIrelandE-governmentSocial captial
DOI: 10.1177/079160350701600205
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection

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