the workload for  the structural implementation of e-democracy:           local government policy issuescombined with the ...
context                           main interest:       the practical reality of implementing e-democracy   supporting exis...
research questions          how many policy issues are active at one time      how many citizens are interested in e-parti...
research setupnumber of policy issues: inventory of all municipal agendas      participatory value: position on a ‘policy ...
research environment                            a single municipality            The Hague, the Netherlands (450.000 inhab...
research result (1)                   the number of issues in a municipal democracy                                  200-3...
research results (2)possible interest in democratic issues:        4 ‘styles of citizenship’        ( outsiders / inactive...
research results (2)      adaptation of 8 style generic ‘lifestyles model’ in Dutch populationdeveloped for Ministry of th...
research results (2)                           municipality of The Hague (450.000)                   number of policy issu...
research conclusion         large scale deployment of e-democracy      in the municipality of The Hague would meansupporti...
prioritizing e-democracy issues       e-support for democracy may be estimatedusing democratic desirability and operationa...
future directions                      a model for local governments:                       fine-tuning the current model ...
related questionsfor all of The Netherlands it might mean 20.000 active policy dossiers online              how do these d...
full papersMulder, B. & Hartog, M. (2012), Determine the Workload of the StructuralImplementation of E-Democracy: Local Go...
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Our presentation during the European Conference on E-Government of June 2011 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The full paper is published in the proceedings (2011, 399-405) and in the special issue on Technology Design for E‐Government: Issues and Implications of the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (2012, 4[1], 52-61).

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Determine the workload of the structural implementation of e-democracy: local government policy issues, policy cycle and styles of citizenship combined

  1. 1. the workload for the structural implementation of e-democracy: local government policy issuescombined with the policy cycle and styles of citizenship Martijn Hartog | researcher | eSociety Institute
  2. 2. context main interest: the practical reality of implementing e-democracy supporting existing local government democratic procedureswhat ‘workload’ would large scale and structural deployment cause? how many active policy dossiers does a city have? what kind and what complexity? what audience and what participatory interest?
  3. 3. research questions how many policy issues are active at one time how many citizens are interested in e-participationhow many policy issues should/could be supported by digital tools
  4. 4. research setupnumber of policy issues: inventory of all municipal agendas participatory value: position on a ‘policy cycle’ citizen’s interest: relate to ‘styles of citizenship’
  5. 5. research environment a single municipality The Hague, the Netherlands (450.000 inhabitants)period: 1 council term - 3 years | issues: 1834 in total / 1223 policy issues
  6. 6. research result (1) the number of issues in a municipal democracy 200-300 annually issues divided along policy cycle 597 334227 177 95 20 I III V II IV(0) agenda preparation determi execution monitoring setting nation evaluation total: 1223 policy issues
  7. 7. research results (2)possible interest in democratic issues: 4 ‘styles of citizenship’ ( outsiders / inactive ) dutiful / dependent pragmatic / conformist society critic / responsible
  8. 8. research results (2) adaptation of 8 style generic ‘lifestyles model’ in Dutch populationdeveloped for Ministry of the Interior | researched on population of The Hague
  9. 9. research results (2) municipality of The Hague (450.000) number of policy issues online | population interestedlifestyle population issues/1yr issues/3 yearsoutsiders (inactive)dutiful 31.500 (7%) 73 (218)pragmatic 157.500 (35%) 81 (243)society critic 117.700 (26%) 180 (540)policy issues/yr 275.000 (60%) 260 (1001)
  10. 10. research conclusion large scale deployment of e-democracy in the municipality of The Hague would meansupporting 250 active online democracy dossiers annually the questions: what supporting process? what organisation? what online tools and representation?
  11. 11. prioritizing e-democracy issues e-support for democracy may be estimatedusing democratic desirability and operational complexity democratic necessity the easy the challenge high democratic necessity high democratic necessity easy to realize hard to realize operational complexity the extra the long term low democratic necessity low democratic necessity easy to realize hard to realize
  12. 12. future directions a model for local governments: fine-tuning the current model review mapping using policy cycle / styles of citizenship benchmarking smaller and medium sized citiescreating general model estimating municipalities ‘workload’ for e-democracy online democratic dossiers: designing online dossiers what elements, what form, what quality
  13. 13. related questionsfor all of The Netherlands it might mean 20.000 active policy dossiers online how do these determine democratic quality? what quality of democratic participation is possible? what kind of design issues are associated with this?
  14. 14. full papersMulder, B. & Hartog, M. (2012), Determine the Workload of the StructuralImplementation of E-Democracy: Local Government Policy Issues, Policy Cycleand Styles of Citizenship Combined, International Journal of InformationCommunication Technologies and Human Development, special theme issue onTechnology Design for E-Governance: Issues and Implications, 4(1), 52-61, ISSN:1935-5661, EISSN: 1935-567XMulder, A.W. & Hartog, M.W. (2011), The Workload for the StructuralImplementation of eDemocracy: Local Government Policy Issues combined withthe Policy Cycle and Styles of Citizenship, in Conference proceedings of the 11thEuropean Conference on e-Government, Academic Conferences, 399-405, ISBN:978-1-908272-00-3 Book
  15. 15. the workload for the structural implementation of e-democracy: local government policy issuescombined with the policy cycle and styles of citizenship Martijn Hartog (m.w.hartog@hhs.nl) | researcher | eSociety Institute

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