“ After the wave of demonstration projects funded under the Preparatory Action on eParticipation, it is important to take one step forward by taking stock of the positive and getting rid of the negative outcomes, to avoid reinventing the wheel every time and to channel (presumably decreasing) resources towards future initiatives that really make a difference and have long term impact”
Normative approach indeed, but with a lot of possible implications for theorists, as I will try to demonstrate shortly
Molinari F., Kunstelj M., and Todorovski L. (2012): “Stepwise eParticipation: Good Practice from the Regional level in Europe”, forthcoming chapter in Manoharan A. & Holzer M. (Eds.), E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy, IGI Global Publishing Co.
Colombo C., Kunstelj M., Molinari F., and Todorovski L. (2011): Workflow Modeling for Participatory Policy Design: Lessons Learned from Three European Regions, in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 13:1, pp. 117-139.