A recent review in OpenDemocracy has some implications for e-participation I think:
If this idea is right (and it makes sense to me, what I understand of it at least), then e-participation must be at the heart of this redistribution of power around the new (information) technologies. The trick is to understand the shape of the new power arrangements and design the e-participation system to match.
A more directly political take can be seen here at OurKingdom:
At OurKingdom Tom Griffin points out that it is not good enough for the British left to dust off old manifestoes. As Kaldor makes clear, the current long wave will not simply be a replay of the last one. It presents new opportunities and new challenges, which require fundamentally new solutions.