Political informatics: which e-participation for NGOs?
Delakorda, Simon. 2012. Political informatics: which e-participation for NGOs?: [presentation at New Technologies and Participation: A Cure or a Pretext? panel at Partners or Foes? Exchange of Good Practices in Monitoring of Government Policies and Processes in Enlargement Countries Conference, Skopje, 4th of July 2012]. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, 2012.
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Partners or Foes?Exchange of Good Practices in Monitoring of Government Policies and Processes in Enlargement Countries Skopje, Macedonia, 4th of July 2012 New Technologies and Participation: A Cure or a Pretext? Political informatics: which e-participation for NGOs? Simon Delakorda, M.Sc. www.inepa.si / www.inepa.eu Institute for Electronic Participation
Electronic participation refers to... “ICT-supported participation in processes involved in government and governance. Processes may concern administration, service delivery, decision making and policy making.” (Rose et al 2007, 3)
ICTs & political democracy Models of democracy Elitist- Legalist Pluralist Plebiscitary Participatory competitive e-access x x x x x e-petition x xe -democr acy techniques e-consultation x x x e-voting x x e-referendum x e-forum x x x e-poll x x x Source: Delakorda, 2003
Societal conflicts managementInnovative approach Good governance Transparency of participation Legitimacy Accountable Source: www.evropske-razprave.si decisions
Stakeholders Argumentativeinputs facilitation responsivenessMeaningful results Administration of delivery relevant information
Since 2006... more than 1.000 published contributions 25.000 unique visitors 9 consultation reports from facilitators 17 official feedback from MEPs ePractice Editors Choice recognition 2007 Informal learning NEFIKS recognition 2011
Strengths and weaknesses strengths weaknesses low costs “click democracy” easy to implement critical mass easy to use political power game e-petition viral dissemination impact? community building privacy / security deliberation complexity interactivity user-centred design users generated content resourcese-consultation institutionalization facilitation impact (feedback)? to je test 11 privacy / security
Needs of NGOs in e-participation area Central and Eastern European Citizens Network (CEE CN) and Institute for Electronic Participation (INePA) 2012 survey:- partnerships / networking- education / training- funding- technical support- human resources to je test 12
Present & future developments NGOs Political parties Governance grass-roots digital pirate politics e-governance democracy swarm citizens sourcing user participation liquid democracy citizens driven participationuser-centered design inner party democracy co-creationuser-generated content adhocracy open innovation openness political innovation collective opinions / collective intelligence governance global dimension collaboration continuous engagement community building life event / identity driven engagement
Democratic risks of digital society digital inequality internet control* commodification of internet technocratic e-government* fake e-participation** Essential for non-governmental organizations to address these issues as e-democracy intermediaries (research, advocacy and watchdogging).
e-Participation challenges for South East Europe e-Participation development gap unclear state of the art political, social, cultural and legal issues addressing common regional issues based on cross-border cooperation a unique eParticipation potential in relation to the western Europe (regional approach to eDemocracy)
Institute for Electronic Participation – INePA NGO email@example.com Povšetova ulica 37, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia P: +386 41 365 529 www.inepa.si / www.inepa.eu facebook.com/zavod.inepa twitter.com/Institut_INePA Institute for ElectroncParticipation