Category Archives: paper

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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Self-efficacy as a factor in evaluation of e-petitions

This is the presentation I gave at EDEM ’09 in Vienna on Tuesday In brief: E-petitions are seen as one response to a perceived decline in public trust of political institutions and the associated symptoms of disengagement. In this paper, … Continue reading

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Political self-efficacy… mmm (updated)

I wrote with my colleage Colin Smith a brief paper on the use of self-efficacy in evaluating e-participation, which I presented at EDEM09 yesterday. As a result of this, a whole new world is opening up before me: here for … Continue reading

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EDEM 09: Some challenges for e-government

Today and tomorrow I’m in Vienna at EDem 2009 – it’s great meeting up with people I normally am only interacting with through reading their papers and reports. For me, the winner so far has been Viktor Mayer-Schönberger who summarised … Continue reading

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Loet Leydesdorff and the Triple Helix

An important researcher, and a drily witty cartoon: Loet Leydesdorff | scientometrics, knowledge-based economy, innovation, sociology of communication, triple helix Has worked in the field of the philosophy of science, social network analysis, scientometrics, and the sociology of innovation. His … Continue reading

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