E-Democracy: Potential for Political Revolution?

Posted: 16 Apr 2009

Date Written: September 13, 2003


This article focuses on the traditional notions of democracy and governance in the context of the recent shock first-round election results in France. The results prima facie suggest voter apathy and disengagement from the democratic process. However, the spontaneous street protests confirm that voters are not apathetic about democracy, rather they are dissatisfied with the current model of government and the unresponsive nature of government. It will be argued that the interactive nature of Internet technology has the potential to reinvigorate the democratic process and re-engage citizens positively in political life.

Keywords: Democracy, Electoral process, Internet, Voting

Suggested Citation

McCullagh, Karen, E-Democracy: Potential for Political Revolution? (September 13, 2003). International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol 11, Issue No 2, pp. 149-161, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1378483

Karen McCullagh (Contact Author)

UEA Law School ( email )

University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.uea.ac.uk/law/people/profile/k-mccullagh

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