Title: Information design to support 'an emergent type of local governance'

Authors: Takayoshi Kawai

Addresses: Department of Media Studies, Tokai University, Kitakaname 1117, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan

Abstract: A Bulletin Board System (BBS) forum for citizens and a |policy cooperation market| serve as platforms in a local government and for Nonprofit Organisations (NPOs) to support an emergent type of local governance, and occupy an important place in this report. The platforms in a community, however, are not confined to the BBS forum for citizens, and so, we are currently conducting verification experiments using the |e-community SHIMADA|, which is a platform for the local community. We discuss the information design of e-community SHIMADA as an important platform.

Keywords: e-democracy; local government; governance; local community; blogs; bulletin board systems; BBS; electronic democracy; web based communities; policy cooperation markets; non-profit organisations; information design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2007.014240

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2007 Vol.3 No.3, pp.300 - 315

Published online: 27 Jun 2007 *

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