E Democracy in Switzerland

The authors of this book explore the practice of e-democracy in Switzerland, using three examples that roughly map three stages of the democratic process: 1) the pre-voting stage of Smartvote, a candidate-voter matching system; 2) the ...

Author: Urs Gasser

Publisher: Dike Verlag Ag

ISBN: 3037512466

Category: Law

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Electronic democracy is a relatively new subject of study. However, with the globalization of Internet use, the deployment of information and communication technology to improve democracy has rapidly gained worldwide attention. The authors of this book explore the practice of e-democracy in Switzerland, using three examples that roughly map three stages of the democratic process: 1) the pre-voting stage of Smartvote, a candidate-voter matching system; 2) the voting stage itself on the implementation of electronic voting (e-voting); and 3) the post-voting phase on the use of blogs by Moritz Leuenberger and Christoph Blocher, a current and a former member of the Swiss government, respectively. The authors describe and assess the implications of these uses of the Internet on democratic processes in Switzerland. They conclude that developing the tools discussed would hold opportunities for Swiss democracy, as they contribute to central principles of the democratic process, namely voter participation and citizen awareness. This report is a contribution by the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) to a series of related studies from various countries around the world, produced by the Internet & Democracy Project at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, which investigates the impact of the Internet on civic engagement and democratic processes.
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E Government Towards Electronic Democracy

Interactive Tools for e-Democracy: Examples from Switzerland Jean-Loup
Chappelet and Pierre Kilchenmann IDHEAP Swiss Graduate School of Public
Administration, 21 Route de la Maladière, CH-1022 Chavannes-Lausanne,
Switzerland ...

Author: Michael Böhlen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540250166

Category: Computers

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The TCGOV 2005 international conference on e-government was held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano during March 2–4, 2005. The conference was initiated by the working group “Towards Electronic Democracy” (TED) of the European Science Foundation and was jointly organized by the Free University ofBozen-Bolzano,theMunicipalityofBozen-Bolzano,theTEDWorkingGroup, and the IFIP Working Group 8.5. The conference addressed a large spectrum of issues that are relevant and have to be investigated for a successful transition from the traditional form of government to a new form known as e-government. The main focus was on the following topics: – improving citizen participation and policy making (e-democracy) – government application integration – semantic Web technologies for e-government – security aspects for e-government services Two sessions were dedicated to e-democracy, an emerging area within- government that seeks to enhance democratic processes and provide increased opportunities for individuals and communities to be involved in governmental decisions.Thecontributionsofthesetwosessionscovermorefundamentalresults and insights as well as experiences from di?erent countries. Another focus was on government application integration and the use of - mantic Web technologies, which are important technical aspects on the agenda of e-government research. Di?erent architectures for the integration and orch- tration of distributed services and processes were presented along with two case studies. Three papers about Semantic Web technologies discussed the use of ontologies in e-government.
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e Democracy

Swiss Direct Democracy has a long tradition: the origins of Direct Democracy can
be traced back to the late Middle Ages. Archaic forms, like assemblies of the
electorate discussing and deciding major political issues, have been practised in
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Author: Alfredo M. Ronchi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030015961

Category: Computers

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This book explores the main elements of e-Democracy, the term normally used to describe the implementation of democratic government processes by electronic means. It provides insights into the main technological and human issues regarding governance, government, participation, inclusion, empowerment, procurement and, last but not least, ethical and privacy issues. Its main aim is to bridge the gap between technological solutions, their successful implementation, and the fruitful utilization of the main set of e-Services totally or partially delivered by governments or non-government organizations. Today, various parameters actively influence e-Services’ success or failure: cultural aspects, organisational issues, bureaucracy and workflows, infrastructure and technology in general, user habits, literacy, capacity or merely interaction design. This includes having a significant population of citizens who are willing and able to adopt and use online services; as well as developing the managerial and technical capability to implement applications that meet citizens’ needs. This book helps readers understand the mutual dependencies involved; further, a selection of success stories and failures, duly commented on, enables readers to identify the right approach to innovation in governmental e-Services. With its balanced humanistic and technological approach, the book mainly targets public authorities, decision-makers, stakeholders, solution developers, and graduate students.
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European E democracy in Practice

In the early 2000s, e-voting in Switzerland was strongly promoted by the
chancellor of Geneva, who then formed a coalition with Zurich and Neuchâtel.
One of the interviewees (researcher) characterizes the chancellor at the time of
Geneva as ...

Author: Leonhard Hennen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030271848

Category: Democracy

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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. This book is a continuation of the book ?Electronic Democracy in Europe? published by Springer.
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Citizenship and Contemporary Direct Democracy

Offers a comparative study of the origins, performance, and reform of contemporary mechanisms of direct democracy.

Author: David Altman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108496636

Category: Political Science

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Offers a comparative study of the origins, performance, and reform of contemporary mechanisms of direct democracy.
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Electronic Democracy in Europe

Geneva, Switzerland: E-democracy Center. Council of Europe. (2005). Legal,
operational and technical standards for e-voting. Recommendation Rec(2004)11
adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 30 September
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Author: Ralf Lindner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319274195

Category: Political Science

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This edited book is the first of its kind to systematically address the intersection of e-democracy and European politics. It contributes to an improved understanding of the role that new media technologies play in European politics and the potential impact that Internet-based political participation processes may have on modern-day representative democracy in Europe. A unique, holistic approach is taken to examine e-democracy’s current state and prospects in Europe from three, partially overlapping and interlocking perspectives: e-public, e-participation and e-voting. The authors provide both theory-inspired reflections on e-democracy’s contribution to the formation of the European public sphere, as well as rich empirical analyses of contemporary e-participation phenomena such as the European Citizens’ Initiative or e-voting practices in Estonia. Based on the presented findings, the concluding chapter combines a prospective outlook with recommendations for future paths towards meaningful integration of e-democracy in European politics and governance.
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Swiss Democracy

This open access book provides an updated and fully revised 4th edition of this authoritative analysis of Swiss democracy.

Author: Wolf Linder

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030632663

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e Democracy

This book explores the main elements of e-Democracy, the term normally used to describe the implementation of democratic government processes by electronic means.

Author: Alfredo M. Ronchi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030015955

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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This book explores the main elements of e-Democracy, the term normally used to describe the implementation of democratic government processes by electronic means. It provides insights into the main technological and human issues regarding governance, government, participation, inclusion, empowerment, procurement and, last but not least, ethical and privacy issues. Its main aim is to bridge the gap between technological solutions, their successful implementation, and the fruitful utilization of the main set of e-Services totally or partially delivered by governments or non-government organizations. Today, various parameters actively influence e-Services’ success or failure: cultural aspects, organisational issues, bureaucracy and workflows, infrastructure and technology in general, user habits, literacy, capacity or merely interaction design. This includes having a significant population of citizens who are willing and able to adopt and use online services; as well as developing the managerial and technical capability to implement applications that meet citizens’ needs. This book helps readers understand the mutual dependencies involved; further, a selection of success stories and failures, duly commented on, enables readers to identify the right approach to innovation in governmental e-Services. With its balanced humanistic and technological approach, the book mainly targets public authorities, decision-makers, stakeholders, solution developers, and graduate students.
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EUI Review

Democracy and the Internet : A Research Agenda Swiss Chair | Alexander H.
Trechsel Deliberative Opinion Polling Researcher , SPS Dept. | Jordanka
Tomkova. E - democratic techniques have been developed to promote these
three aspects ...

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ISBN: IND:30000125056410

Category: European Union countries

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Democracy in the Digital Age

Digitization is disrupting representative democracy and the consequences are profound.

Author: Costa Vayenas

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 9781911593133

Category: Philosophy

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Digitization is disrupting representative democracy and the consequences are profound.
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E Democracy Citizen Rights in the World of the New Computing Paradigms

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on E-Democracy, E-Democracy 2015, held in Athens, Greece, in December 2015.

Author: Sokratis K. Katsikas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319271644

Category: Computers

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on E-Democracy, E-Democracy 2015, held in Athens, Greece, in December 2015. The 13 revised full papers presented together with 8 extended abstracts were carefully selected from 33 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on privacy in e-voting, e-polls and e-surveys; security and privacy in new computing paradigms; privacy in online social networks; e-government and e-participation; legal issues. The book also contains the extended abstracts describing progress within European research and development projects on security and privacy in the cloud; secure architectures and applications; enabling citizen-to-government communication.
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The Dynamics of Referendum Campaigns

This book focuses on the key actors in a referendum (the political elites/ parties, the media and citizens) and is centred around themes such as campaign style, campaign effects, electoral mobilization and turnout, as well as vote choice.

Author: Claes H. de Vreese

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230591189

Category: Political Science

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This book focuses on the key actors in a referendum (the political elites/ parties, the media and citizens) and is centred around themes such as campaign style, campaign effects, electoral mobilization and turnout, as well as vote choice. The contributors consider the impact and importance of referendum campaigns.
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Electronic Participation

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2010, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in August/September, 2010.

Author: Efthimios Tambouris

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642151576

Category: Computers

Page: 237

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Annotation This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second InternationalConference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2010, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in August/September, 2010.
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E Democracy Security Privacy and Trust in a Digital World

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Trust in a Digital World, e-Democracy 2013, held in Athens, Greece, December 2013.

Author: Alexander B. Sideridis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319117102

Category: Computers

Page: 225

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Trust in a Digital World, e-Democracy 2013, held in Athens, Greece, December 2013. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on security, privacy; e-governance; e-government applications, virtualizations; politics, legislation: European initiatives.
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Public Administration in the Information Age Revisited

This approach, which reflects that of the 1998 handbook, avoids the impression of technological determinism and provides an opportunity to focus on the phases of theory and technological developments. The book is divided into five sections.

Author: I.Th.M. Snellen

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614991373

Category: Computers

Page: 308

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The information age has become a reality, and has brought with it many implications for public administration. New ICT's offer new opportunities for government and governing, but at the same time they pose challenges in some key areas of public administration, like trust, or the idea of checks and balances. This book is an examination of the developments and effects of ICT in public administration over the last 10 to 15 years. It represents a re-visiting of the 1998 IOS Press publication ‘Public Administration in an Information Age: A Handbook’. As a point of departure, the authors of this new book have chosen the speed of the succession of theoretical approaches, represented by the 'phase of theories' which has appeared since 1998. This approach, which reflects that of the 1998 handbook, avoids the impression of technological determinism and provides an opportunity to focus on the phases of theory and technological developments. The book is divided into five sections. The first section examines key issues, and the second focuses on aspects of democracy. In the third section, the focus shifts towards structural conditions; the conditions that public administration has to meet in order to maintain its effectiveness and its legitimacy in the information age. Section four addresses some objects of implementation, like IT-inspired redesign, HRM and the phenomenon of Street Level Bureaucrats. Finally, the last section offers some concluding thoughts.
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Swiss Democracy

This open access book provides an updated and fully revised 4th edition of this authoritative analysis of Swiss democracy.

Author: Wolf Linder

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030632652

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

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This open access book provides an updated and fully revised 4th edition of this authoritative analysis of Swiss democracy. It particularly explains the institutions of federalism and consensus government through political power sharing. In this new edition, the authors also address several important changes and challenges that have affected Swiss democracy, including the country's relationship with the EU, fiscal equalisation, direct democracy and the legitimacy of national referendums, territorial conflict, as well as the polarisation of party politics.
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Reflections on the Future of Democracy in Europe

This publication contains papers presented at a conference, held in November 2004 in Barcelona and organised by the Council of Europe.

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Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287158123

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

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This publication contains papers presented at a conference, held in November 2004 in Barcelona and organised by the Council of Europe. The purpose of the conference (held to mark the end of the three-year integrated project "Making democratic institutions work") was to discuss issues relating to the challenges and opportunities facing governments in Europe to strengthen democratic reform and encourage greater public participation. Topics covered include: promoting inclusive elections; financing of political parties; popular initiatives and referendums; and how modern communication technologies can affect the democratic process.
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Swiss Democracy in a Nutshell

Written by well-known comedian and political scientist Vincent Kucholl, and illustrated by Mix&Remix, the book is both for those new to Switzerland as well as anyone who would like to finally understand direct democracy, political parties, ...

Author: Vincent Kucholl

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 9783905252620

Category: Political Science

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BEVOR SIE DIESES ERWEITERTE E-BOOK KAUFEN, PRÜFEN SIE BITTE, OB IHR LESEGERÄT FIXED LAYOUT FORMATE WIEDERGEBEN KANN. Short description: An accessible, illustrated introduction to Switzerland?s unique form of democracy. Written by well-known comedian and political scientist Vincent Kucholl, and illustrated by Mix&Remix, the book is both for those new to Switzerland as well as anyone who would like to finally understand direct democracy, political parties, or what goes on in Bern. Translated from the French. Winner of the 2013 Albert Oeri Democracy Prize.
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Promises and Limits of Web deliberation

This book presents the evolution of the public spaces in a historical perspective, by defining and operationalizing the deliberative criteria of democracy, and by measuring and evaluating the impact of virtualization of the political ...

Author: Raphaël Kies

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230619215

Category: Political Science

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Does the increasing usage of online political forums lead to a more deliberative democracy? This book answers to this question by presenting the evolution of the public spaces in a historical perspective, by defining and operationalizing the deliberative criteria of democracy, and by measuring and evaluating the impact of virtualization of the political debates under threes perspectives. It looks at the extent to which different categories of the population debate online, it looks at the categories of actors hosting online political forum, and it assesses the quality of the online political debates in different contexts. The final aim of this work is to provide a more balanced evaluation of the impact of virtualization of the political debates and to enrich the evolving deliberative theory with new findings.
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Calendar

The Governments of Western Germany , Belgium and Switzerland . ... 1 -
Democratic Government and Politics in Switzerland ; W . E . Rappard , The
Government of Switzerland ; C . Hughes , The Federal Constitution of Switzerland
; W . E ...

Author: London School of Economics and Political Science

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039391241

Category: Universities and colleges

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