Steven Clift's 
E-Democracy Resource Links

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E-Democracy Starting Points

Frequently updated online resources with links and announcements directly related to e-democracy from across the Internet:

Democracies Online Newswire
DoWire is a major blog/e-mail announcement list on e-democracy, e-government and more.

E-Democracy and E-Government Blogs
Dozens of related blogs and news feeds

E-Democracy E-Book and related articles
Steven Clift's overview of e-democracy and dozens of articles with extensive links.

Development Gateway - E-Government
Also see Knowledge Economy, ICTs for Development

Multimedia Victoria's eGov Resource Ctr
For links from a governmental perspective, select "EDemocracy" in the "Trends and Issues."

Social Science Information Gateway
Select "Political Communication" for numerous reports and articles.

Politics Online
Politicker and Netpulse e-newsletters contain news links focused on the political use of the Internet.

Teledemocracy.Org Links
Also see their publications and toolkit.

UK's E-Government Bulletin
E-newsletter also covering "teledemocracy."

University of St. Gallen's EGov Centre
Updated with new articles and links in many languages each week.

Government Online Environmental Scan
Daily links gathered by Canadian Government

Content Villiage - eGov Resource Centre
Resources from across Europe and beyond

Politik-Digital's E-Demokratie
German perspective and analysis

French newsletter and resources

EGov Blog Roll
Dr. John Gotze's weblog includes extensive e-gov blog links.

Version 3.0, March 23, 2006 - Current version at:
Compiled by Steven Clift,

Brief E-Democracy Definition

E-democracy represents the use of information and communication technologies and strategies by democratic actors within political and governance processes of local communities, nations and on the international stage. Democratic actors/sectors include governments, elected officials, the media, political organizations, and citizen/voters. 

To many, e-democracy suggests greater and more active citizen participation enabled by the Internet, mobile communications, and other technologies in today’s representative democracy as well as through more participatory or direct forms of citizen involvement in addressing public challenges. – Steven Clift

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Quick Links to Select Topical Resources

Online Consultation
OECD's Citizens as Partners Guide, etc.

Leading Governments on E-Democracy  - more

Parliaments Online – Representative E-Democracy

Electronic Voting

Online Campaigning
http:/ (UK)

Online Advocacy and Lobbying

E-Government Research

Future of (Political) News Online

Impact of Weblogs, Social Software

E-List = E-mail discussion/information exchange lists.

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