The Idea of E-Participation Digital Engine Where People can Take Place

Jorge Constantino, Luis B. Gouveia, Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh


The use of electronic based platforms to support the government and central and local public administrations activities, allows the creation and development of new ways of interacting with the people and reinventing the relationship between state and citizens. Among such developments, we must stress the direct and electronically mediated interaction between citizens and the different public institutions, permits a new public commitment called e-participation. This paper aims at pondering upon this new model of civic involvement and its contribution to improve the processes and the democratic structures, highlighting its potential to improve the quality of democracy itself.

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