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E-Participation Declined?


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4.5.12, Lightning Talks, Main Hall: E-Participation Declined? (Christina Griessler) #CeDEM12

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E-Participation Declined?

  1. 1. CeDEM Conference Lightning Talks Christina Griessler E-Participation Declined?Constituency Boundary Commission Review in Ireland
  2. 2. Case study: Town of Swords in Republic of Ireland.Issue: Redrawing of constituency boundaries in Ireland.Question:(1) Why was E-participation limited to Email submissions.(2) Why was information provided on the ConstituencyCommission’s website, online platforms and onlinenewspaper rather limited?Framework: (Macintosh, 2004).(1) the provision of information(2) the consultation process and(3) actual participation
  3. 3. Analysis:Information provided on the Constituency Commission’swebsite, online platforms (, iCampaigned) andonline newspaper (Dublin People,, The IrishTimes, The no further effort to reach out to the population.- Commission’s website was not E-participation-friendly- has not been identified as an issue for E-participation- traditional participation worked better than E-participation