International Journal of Electronic Democracy

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Hamid Jahankhani
ISSN online: 1742-4232
ISSN print: 1742-4224
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Given the increasing ubiquity of technological systems and services, an international platform is needed to research their implementation and influence on democracy. IJED proposes and fosters discussion on the evolution and transformation of political systems by means of technology. However, the concept of e-democracy (also known as digital democracy or internet democracy) is clearly wider than this and IJED also explores issues such as the role of social media, identity theft, forgery/hacking, intellectual property, surveillance and challenges to regulatory power.


 Topics covered include

  • E-democracy, freedom of speech, concepts/models/drivers/barriers
  • E-voting, e-political campaigns, e-government and future challenges
  • Big data, information overload and mashups, role of social media
  • Hacking and hackism, identity theft, forgery
  • New technologies, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, open source software
  • Technology and construction of court jurisdiction, challenges of regulatory power
  • Public records online, global privacy regulations, copyright law, patents
  • E-commerce and free stuff, digital divide
  • Censorship, Big Brother and security, civil liberties online
  • Surveillance and snoopers charter, email protection/online surveillance
  • Alternative and online dispute resolution (ADR/ODR)
  • IT law, defamation and protecting privacy rights
  • Ethical views and issues, posting and selling sensitive material
  • International arbitration in cyberspace
  • International/commercial/industrial/economic espionage

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The objectives of IJED are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the further evolution of democratic institutions. The international dimension is emphasised in order to successfully face the global challenges ahead in order to adapt current national democratic institutions. The gap between democratic ideals and democratic realities, already large, will grow even greater if democracies all around the globe fail to rise to these challenges.


IJED provides a vehicle to help policy makers, academics, researchers, and professionals working in the field of political management, public administration, political science, and information technology to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJED publishes original research papers and case studies from such fields as information systems, political science, systems theory, communication theory. Published research will be based on diverse methods and approaches as creative insight often occurs outside traditional research approaches and topic areas. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Electronic Democracy will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Jahankhani, Hamid, Northumbria University London Campus, UK

Associate Editors

  • Gale, Chris, GSM London, UK
  • Krimmer, Robert, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria

Editorial Board Members

  • Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Capuano, Nicola, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dagdilelis, Vassilios, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Damiani, Ernesto, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Geczy, Peter, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Grönlund, Ake, Örebro University, Sweden
  • James, Annabelle, University of Teesside, UK
  • Karvalics, Laszlo Z., University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Kikis-Papadakis, Kathy, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
  • Mangioni, Giuseppe, University of Catania, Italy
  • Norris, Pippa, Harvard University, USA
  • Noveck, Beth Simone, The Democracy Design Workshop, USA
  • Sabucedo, Luis Álvarez, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
  • Saeed, Saqib, Bahria University, Pakistan
  • Van Hoorebeek, Mark, University of Bradford, UK
  • Zafiropoulos, Kostas, University of Macedonia, Greece


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