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Digital Democracy and the Impact of Technology on Governance and Politics

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The evolution of modern technology has allowed digital democracy and e-governance to transform traditional ideas on political dialogue and accountability. brings together a detailed examination of the new ideas on electronic citizenship, electronic democracy, e-governance, and digital legitimacy. By combining theory with the study of law and of matters of public policy, this book is essential for both academic and legal scholars, researchers, and practitioners. Digital Democracy and the Impact of Technology on Governance and Politics: New Globalized Practices

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION: THE CRISIS OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY AND THE MODERN DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT
    2. CONSTRUCTING THE NOTIONS OF E-DEMOCRACY, E-GOVERNMENT, AND E-GOVERNANCE: NEW ALLIES OR OLD ENEMIES?
    3. FOLLOWING THE THREAD OF E-DEMOCRACY, E-GOVERNMENT, GOVERNANCE, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, AND EQUALITY: THE PARTS AND CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK
  6. Section 1: Digital Democracy, Transparency, and the Role of ICT
    1. Chapter 1: Transparency in the Open Government Era
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OPEN GOVERNMENT MECHANISMS: A MEAN TO ENHANCE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN GOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITY
      4. OPEN GOVERNMENT MECHANISMS: LIMITS AND ISSUES TO CONSIDER
      5. OPEN GOVERNMENT MECHANISMS: CAN POLICYMAKERS REGAIN CITIZEN TRUST?
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: New Technologies and Democratic Participation on the International Level
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. DEMOCRACY, PARTICIPATION, AND INFORMATION
      3. DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
      4. UNITED NATIONS
      5. EUROPEAN UNION
      6. ICTs, ACCESS, AND GLOBAL DEMOCRACY
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Interpreting “You” and “Me”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. “YOU” AND “ME” ON THE INTERNET AND WWW
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: The Cyberspace as the Locus for Political Dialogue and Participation: Towards a New Public Sphere?
    1. Chapter 4: Influential Greek Political Blogs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BLOGS’ COMMUNICATION TOOLS
      4. INFLUENCE
      5. E-PARTICIPATION
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. FINDINGS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Action Potentials
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A HACKING AND HACKTIVISM IDEOLOGICAL SUPERSTRUCTURE?
      4. CONSTRAINING HACKER ETHICS
      5. SELF-PROFESSED DEFINITION
      6. GROUP ACTIONS: “THE PROPAGANDA OF THE DEED”
      7. THE INSIGHTS OF OTHERS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX 1
      10. APPENDIX 2
    3. Chapter 6: Facebook as a Tool for Enhancing Alternative/Counter-Public Spheres in Cyprus
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE TOPIC OF THE RESEARCH
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. FACEBOOK GROUPS IN THE FREE-MOVEMENT ERA: RITUALS THAT CHALLENGE THE HEGEMONIC DISCOURSES AND LEGITIMISE DE FACTO COEXISTENCE
      6. FACEBOOK GROUPS THAT CONTAIN KEYWORD ‘ΚYΠΡΟΣ’ OR ‘KIBRIS’ AND ARE RELATED TO BICOMMUNAL RELATIONS OR THE CYPRUS PROBLEM
      7. FACEBOOK GROUPS THAT CONTAIN KEYWORD ‘CYPRUS’ AND ARE RELATED TO BICOMMUNAL RELATIONS OR THE CYPRUS PROBLEM
      8. FACEBOOK GROUPS THAT CONTAIN KEYWORD ‘CYPRUS’ AND HAVE A NEUTRAL APPROACH TOWARDS BICOMMUNAL RELATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 7: The Civil Internet Diplomacy and China’s Countermeasures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY: CASE STUDY OF CHINA’S CIVIL INTERNET DIPLOMACY
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: The Politics of ICT and Their Influence on Democracy: Informational Security and Surveillance in Public Spaces
    1. Chapter 8: The Monitoring of Employees’ Conduct through the Use of a Global Positioning System (GPS)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROBLEMATIC
      4. ANALYSIS OF RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
      5. THE EMPLOYEE’S RIGHT TO PRIVACY
      6. THE INSTALLATION OF A GPS TO COLLECT AND PROCESS PERSONAL DATA
      7. WEIGHING THE RELEVANT CONFLICTING RIGHTS
      8. TOWARDS THE DETERMINATION OF FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A GPS
      9. EPILOGUE
    2. Chapter 9: The Role of Information Security and Cryptography in Digital Democracy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HUMAN RIGHTS CONSIDERATION
      4. THE EFFECT OF INFORMATION SECURITY AND PRIVACY
      5. EPILOGUE
    3. Chapter 10: A Paradigm Shift in Swedish Electronic Surveillance Law
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. SOCIOLOGICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS ON THE PRIVACY DISCOURSE
      4. 3. THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
      5. 4. SWEDISH LAW
      6. 5. RECONSTRUCTION OF THE NOTION OF PRIVACY
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: The Right to Anonymity in Political Activities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY AS A FRAMEWORK TO UNDERSTAND AND EVALUATE POLITICAL SURVEILLANCE
      4. PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE IN THE POPULAR CULTURE: LESSONS FROM HOLLYWOOD
      5. POLITICAL ACTIVITIES: TARGETING AND MONITORING
      6. THE RIGHT TO ANONYMITY
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Democracy via Inclusion: Collective Governance and the Social Aspects of Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination
    1. Chapter 12: Right to Governance and Right to Collective Bargaining
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. RIGHT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND RIGHT TO STRIKE AS INTERNATIONAL LAW TERM
      3. LEGAL DEFINITION OF RIGHT TO STRIKE AND ITS NORMATIVE REGULATION
      4. LIMITATION OF RIGHT TO STRIKE IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
      5. CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEE OF THE RIGHT TO STRIKE
      6. POSITIVE OBLIGATION OF THE STATE BASED ON INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS
    2. Chapter 13: Affirmative Action in the United States and Positive Action in the European Union in the Context of Comparative Law
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN THE UNITED STATES
      4. POSITIVE ACTION IN THE EU
      5. COMPARATIVE REVIEW AND CONCLUSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 14: The Prohibition of Discrimination on Grounds of Age in EU Law
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A CONCEPTUAL UNIFORMIZATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION ON GROUNDS OF AGE
      4. A CONCEPTUAL AUTONOMIZATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION ON GROUNDS OF AGE
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 15: Corporate Linguistic Rights through the Prism of Company Linguistic Identity Capital
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
      4. LINGUISTIC RIGHTS
      5. LEGISLATION OF CORPORATE LINGUISTIC RIGHTS
      6. COMPANY LINGUISTIC IDENTITY CAPITAL
      7. COMPANY IDENTITY
      8. COMPANY LINGUISTIC IDENTITY
      9. COMPANY LINGUISTIC IDENTITY CAPITAL
      10. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Closing Notes: The Identity of the Subject in the Era of Governance, Globalization, and the ICT
    1. Chapter 16: Modeling the Relationship between a Human and a Malicious Artificial Intelligence, Natural-Language ’Bot in an Immersive Virtual World
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. FULFILLING HUMAN NEEDS VIRTUALLY
      5. TESTING THE GAME THEORETIC MODEL
      6. DESIGN IMPLICATIONS FOR A MALICIOUS TURING-CAPABLE AI ‘BOT
      7. FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 17: Citizen and Citizenship in the Era of Globalization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: ASPECTS, DIMENSIONS, AND THE VALUE OF CITIZENSHIP
      3. HISTORIC EVOLUTION, THEORIES, AND APPROACHES OF CITIZEN AND CITIZENSHIP
      4. THE OLD TIME CLASSIC MARSHALL’S THEORY ON CITIZENSHIP
      5. THE COMPONENTS OF CITIZENSHIP: MEMBERSHIP, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, RIGHTS, AND DUTIES
      6. GLOBALIZATION AND THE CHALLENGES OF CITIZENSHIP: MULTICULTURALISM AND POST NATIONALISM
      7. INSTEAD OF CONCLUSIONS: THE EU AND THE PROMISE OF A SUPRA AND TRANSNATIONAL CITIZENSHIP
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors