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Title The future of digital democracy : an interdisciplinary approach / Pierluigi Contucci, Andrea Omicini, Danilo Pianini, Alina Sîrbu (eds.)
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 101 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series LNCS sublibrary. SL 3, Information systems and applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
Lecture notes in computer science ; 11300
LNCS sublibrary. SL 3, Information systems and applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
Lecture notes in computer science ; 11300
Contents Young People as Engaged Citizens: A Difficult Challenge Between Disillusionments and Hopes.- Experiments on the Reaction of Citizens to New Voting Rules: A Survey.- Egalitarianism vs. Utilitarianism in Preferential Voting.- Knowledge Management for Democratic Governance of Socio-Technical Systems.- The Problematic Relationship between Trust and Democracy; Its Crisis and Web Dangers and Promises.- Democratic Process and Digital Platforms: An Engineering Perspective
Summary Digital democracy is a hot topic nowadays, its relevance growing along with the impact of computational platforms on our (political) life. Communication is the basal fabric on which society is defined, and it appears obvious that the civic organisation and politics itself should take the opportunities the "digital revolution" offers. Institutional inertia, nevertheless, causes large delays in updating and adapting. Therefore, the balance between participation and delegated representation is now facing a crisis. A thorough understanding of the factors involved in participation is a first step towards providing solutions. Using the Internet to fill the gap and build a digital democracy provides an opportunity, along with several risks that need to be carefully analysed. It needs to be implemented using a fully inter- and trans-disciplinary perspective. The six contributions included in this State-of-the Art Survey present research in the field of social sciences as well as mathematics and computer science and aim at contributing to a better understanding of the potential and dangers of digital democracy, helping readers go beyond the misunderstandings, the misconceptions, and the conceptual and practical abuses that the very notion of democracy is undergoing during this age of technological revolution and social turmoils
Notes Includes indexes
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed January 4, 2019)
Subject Democracy.
Internet in public administration.
Internet in public administration.
Form Electronic book
Author Contucci, Pierluigi, editor
Omicini, Andrea, 1965- editor.
Pianini, Danilo, editor.
Sîrbu, Alina, editor
ISBN 3030053334