A community of fans, friends and power-users

Authors

  • Hille Hinsberg

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v2i2.45

Keywords:

Estonia, E-Participation, case studies, E-Government, community engagement

Abstract

Estonia is recognised as a beacon of E-Government achievement and is making strides in using technology to include citizens in democratic processes. The key to sustainable E-Participation is to ensure that all E-Participation initiatives contribute to establishing an overall community of Wikipedia-like users who believe that their commitment and investment of time really makes a difference. Over time, citizens’ roles and contributions may vary a lot, but this essential public infrastructure and policy has to be provided systematically for E-Participation to become a reality - whatever new technology comes along, and however successful individual projects are. This is the real meaning of sustainable E-Participation.

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Author Biography

Hille Hinsberg

Government Communication Officer

Cabinet Office, Estonia

Published

2010-09-21

How to Cite

Hinsberg, H. (2010). A community of fans, friends and power-users. JeDEM - EJournal of EDemocracy and Open Government, 2(2), 111-118. https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v2i2.45

Issue

Section

Special Issue: Invited Papers