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Online citizen participation in parliamentary work. TAB-Fokus

Oertel, Britta; Kahlisch, Carolin; Albrecht, Steffen


Online citizen participation can help to improve relations between citizens and the state as well as to strengthen confidence and legitimacy. For more than ten years now, the German Bundestag has been testing different procedures of online citizen participation. The procedures contribute to the transparency of parliamentary work and are assessed positively both by observers and participants. In most cases, participation shows a high level of quality, but falls behind expectations with regard to the figures. An exception to this is e-petitioning which achieves the highest level of popularity among the different participation procedures. In order to consolidate and further develop online citizen participation, particularly consultative approaches have to be considered. Early stages of opinion formation have proven to be a good point in time for this purpose. From a strategic point of view, a continued careful and successive development of online participation services as well as a stronger conceptual integration of these services into the parliamentary work are recommended.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000134087
Veröffentlicht am 04.08.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Sonstiges
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 03.2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2645
KITopen-ID: 1000134087
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF III, LK 01) Knowledge society and knowledge policy
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 4 S.
Serie TAB-Fokus ; 13
Schlagwörter Citizen participation; German Bundestag; Digitalization; E-parliament; Electronic democracy; Petition; Political participation; Technology assessment;
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