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A Social Informatics Approach to Studying Remote Electronic Voting (in Romanian)

Revista de Informatica Sociala, Nr. 4, pp. 16-28, Decembrie 2005

13 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2009  

Anne-Marie Oostveen

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Peter van den Besselaar

Rathenau Institute - Science System Assessment Department; VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

There is a lot of speculation about the social changes that might arise when new applications like Remote Electronic Voting (REV) systems are to become widespread. Questions about the consequences of new technologies are often posed in a very black and white manner. However, life is not that simple, and usually there are no clear-cut answers. Therefore, the social changes that might occur because of the implementation of new and complex information and communication technologies (ICTs) need to be analytically and empirically examined. In our research we have used a Social Informatics approach to study the technical, as well as the political, social, cultural and behavioural aspects which are related to the development and implementation of remote e-voting systems. The results show that the Social Informatics approach has been very useful to point out the many non-technical issues that need to be considered in the systems design process in order to develop the technology in a responsible way. [The English version of this paper is available on request].

Keywords: remote electronic voting, social informatics

Suggested Citation

Oostveen, Anne-Marie and van den Besselaar, Peter, A Social Informatics Approach to Studying Remote Electronic Voting (in Romanian) (2005). Revista de Informatica Sociala, Nr. 4, pp. 16-28, Decembrie 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1444283

Anne-Marie Oostveen (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

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University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

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Peter Van den Besselaar

Rathenau Institute - Science System Assessment Department ( email )

Anna van Saxenlaan
Den Haag
Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences ( email )

De Boelelaan 1081
Amsterdam, 1081 HV
Netherlands

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