Institutionalization of a general electronic democracy through electronic democratic parties - a general concept with focus on Germany

Gronau, Norbert and Weber, Edzard and Uslar, Mathias
Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS '05), Wailea, Maui, HI
Not only the public services are able to ensure the effective and efficient use of e-democracy tools. This contribution points out how a party must be structured to function as a neutral service provider for the citizen to set the results of electronic decision-making processes generally binding. The party provides only the methodology and the technology of decision making. Contents are defined exclusively from the citizens. These contents and voting results are implemented obligatorily in the parliament by the delegates of the party. The electronic democracy contributes, in order to supplement the representative democracy, scalable around direct democratic elements. The citizens can determine all 4 or 5 years with the national elections, how much each political decision has to be affected direct democratically by e-democracy tools. Such an approach is subject to other requirements than a governmental offered service.
01 / 2005
IEEE Computer Society Press
IEEE Computer Society Press