An investigation of the use of structured e-forum for enhancing e-participation in parliaments
by Alexandros Xenakis, Euripidis Loukis
International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG), Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010

Abstract: The e-participation research has investigated and suggested some Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) tools such as e-forum, e-petition and e-community tools. This paper investigates the use of an advanced and more structured ICT tool, the 'structured e-forum', for supporting and enhancing e-participation and e-consultation in the legislation formation process in Parliaments. For this purpose, we designed and implemented an e-consultation pilot on a law under formation in the Greek Parliament, using a structured e-forum tool based on the Issue-Based Information Systems (IBISs) framework. This pilot has been evaluated using multiple methods (analysis of discussion tree, quantitative evaluation and qualitative evaluation).

Online publication date: Mon, 12-Jul-2010

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