Electronic Participation through Social Media

Alarabiat, Ayman and Soares, Delfina S., "Electronic Participation through Social Media" 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2016), Montevideo, 2016/03/01-03.

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    Author Alarabiat, Ayman
    Soares, Delfina S.
    Title Electronic Participation through Social Media
    Event Series International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV)
    Publication Date 2016-03
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher ACM Press
    Pages 191-194
    Title of Event 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2016)
    Date of Event 2016/03/01-03
    Place of Event Montevideo
    Language eng
    Abstract It is widely acknowledge that many of e-Participation initiatives often attract wider audience and face serious limited citizens’ involvement. The use of social media has been seen as a hope to remedy such limitation. However, despite the recently adoption of social media the lack of citizens’ involvement in e-Participation initiatives still remains. This ongoing research paper aims at producing a general overview of e-Participation through social media. So far, the latest research works on such topic have been predominantly focused on a political context of e-Participation, where politicians-citizens interactions and activities are the central interest of the studies. Little existing studies investigate e-Participation in its own right in government context. The findings also reveal that the majority of e-Participation through social media initiatives are more informative than interactive, since few initiatives have been found that aim to considerably enhance citizen participation in policy decision making.
    Keyword e-Participation
    Social Media
    Literature Review
    Copyright Holder ACM Press
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781450336
    DOI 10.1145/2910019.2910109
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