Digital Democracy: Discourse and Decision Making in the Information Age

  • Simmons J
  • 3


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 0


    Citations of this article.


Is direct democracy in the age of remote communication possible? Examining the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their consequences for political institutions, Digital Democracy offers a critical assessment of the concept of an emergent electronic democracy. The international contributors discuss concepts and issues such as democracy and cyberspace, local democracy, global control and interactive ICTs. Investigating the impact of technology on government, they examine the implications of televising the British House of Commons, the effects of ICTs on political parties, and issues surrounding the use of closed-circuit television. Finally, they explore the relationship between ICTs and citizenship with chapters covering democracies online as well as ways to strengthen communities in the Information Age.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • James R. Simmons

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free