Electronic Participation with a Special Reference to Social Media - A Literature Review
Alarabiat, Ayman, Soares, Delfina S. and Estevez, Elsa, "Electronic Participation with a Special Reference to Social Media - A Literature Review" IFIP EGOV-ePart 2016, Guimarães, 2016/09/05-08.
Sub-type Conference paper Author Alarabiat, Ayman
Soares, Delfina S.
Title Electronic Participation with a Special Reference to Social Media - A Literature Review Event Series Proceedings of the 8th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2016 Publication Date 2016-09 Place of Publication New York Publisher Springer Pages 41-52 Title of Event IFIP EGOV-ePart 2016 Date of Event 2016/09/05-08 Place of Event Guimarães Language eng Abstract As a consequence of the interdisciplinary nature of Electronic Participation (e-Participation), current research on the field is fragmented and scattered. The exciting blurry boundaries and the immature identity of the field are making difficult the understanding of the main domain themes being investigated, in particular for “neophytes” researchers. In practice, several e-Participation initiatives often attract a wide audience but face serious limitations regarding involvement of those who attract. Recently, the potential of using social media to address citizens’ involvement deficit has been subject of academic debate. By consulting 44 e-Participation papers, considered highly relevant to the aforementioned challenges, this paper produces a general overview of e-Participation research, particularly through social media. The findings show that the e-Participation field still faces the challenge of identity and strive for gaining wider recognition as an independent research area. Concerning e-Participation through social media which seems to be partly overlooked in the field research, the politicians-citizen’s interaction has dominated scholars’ attention and the adoption of such initiatives sponsored and driven by governments are rarely examine. Based on the findings, several research suggestions, which could play a significant contribution to advance future e-Participation research, are proposed. Keyword e-Participation
Copyright Holder Springer Copyright Year 2016 Copyright type All rights reserved ISBN 9783319450 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-45074-2_4
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