Web 2.0: harnessing democracy’s potential

Isaias, Pedro, Pifano, Sara and Miranda, Paula (2012). Web 2.0: harnessing democracy’s potential. In Ed Downey and Matthew A. Jones (Ed.), Public service, governance and Web 2.0 technologies: future trends in social media (pp. 223-236) Hershey, PA USA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-0071-3.ch014


Author Isaias, Pedro
Pifano, Sara
Miranda, Paula
Title of chapter Web 2.0: harnessing democracy’s potential
Title of book Public service, governance and Web 2.0 technologies: future trends in social media
Place of Publication Hershey, PA USA
Publisher IGI Global
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-0071-3.ch014
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2012
ISBN 9781466600713
1466600713
9781466600720
Editor Ed Downey
Matthew A. Jones
Chapter number 10
Start page 223
End page 236
Total pages 14
Total chapters 17
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Democracy shares many of its core principles with Web 2.0: it is participatory, interactive, individual-centered, host to and tolerant of multiple voices and opinions. They even have some common polemics: wisdom of the crowds vs. ignorance of the crowds; and the fact that everyone voicing an opinion may constitute both noise and debate. The emergence of the term e-Democracy 2.0 results from an alliance between Web 2.0 and democracy. This chapter intends to demonstrate that Web 2.0 has the potential to improve democracy. For this purpose, it begins by providing an overview of the core benefits and challenges of e-Democracy 2.0, then focuses on the importance of social technology for citizen participation. More specifically, this chapter conducts a content analysis to assess the role that Facebook plays in terms of encouraging and facilitating citizen participation.
Keyword e-Democracy 2.0
Citizen participation
Web 2.0
Facebook
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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