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Community representatives, information channels and citizen democratic engagement

Here’s a link to something I co-authored with Hazel Hall and Bruce Ryan: a paper which explores how elected (yet unpaid) community councillors in Scotland exploit information channels for democratic engagement with the citizens that they represent. We demonstrate that … Continue reading

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Information literacy to support democratic engagement

Our latest community councillor project is now well underway. It’s called IL-DEM, and we’re blogging about it on our community knowledge website (Community-Knect.net) it focusses on the information behaviours of community councillors in Scotland as they go about their role … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Information Technology at Edinburgh Napier University:
The MSc IT students are a great bunch of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. I thought it would be great to ask two of them to explain…

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#digiCC – our report on digital engagement workshops

We published a report on the digital engagement workshops we have been running for community councils across Scotland. Some thoughts and background… Continue reading

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Background information on Community Councils in Scotland

Reading and fixing this may be a nice diversion for democracy nerds who are feeling a little bit overwhelmed by IndyRef. In the course of researching how community councillors have been using the internet, we’ve had to document how community councils … Continue reading

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