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Public electronic petitions and civil participation. Summary

Riehm, Ulrich; Coenen, Christopher; Lindner, Ralf; Blümel, Clemens


In the course of its long history, the petition system has been repeatedly adapted and modernised to changing conditions, including the internet as a new medium for transmitting and publishing petitions as well as for communicating about petitions. Accordingly, the German Bundestag started a two-year pilot project "Public Petitions" in 2005, in which petitions could be made public and discussed via the internet and supporters could be recruited. On the initiative of the Petitions Committee, the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) was commissioned to carry out an evaluation of this pilot project. This was to be embedded in a more comprehensive examination of the question of what new possibilities, but also what problems, the use of the internet in petitioning could lead to.

> Even in modern democratic states governed by the rule of law, petitioning has not lost its appeal; in fact, its importance has increased in many places. E-petition systems make a particular contribution to this.
> Although e-petition systems are not yet widely used, they are currently one of the central activities in the field of e-democracy and e-participation, especially in the parliamentary sphere. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137967
Veröffentlicht am 22.10.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 09.2008
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2599
KITopen-ID: 1000137967
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF I, LK 01) Wissensgesellschaft
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 17 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 127
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Schlagwörter Petition; Civic engagement; Technology assessment; E-petition; Electronic democracy; Model project; Study; Petition committee; Bundestag
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