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Volume 18 Issue 1 / Apr 2020  pp1‑83

Editor: Dr Carl Erik Moe

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An Investigation into Sustainable e‑Government in Saudi Arabia  pp1‑16

Sulaiman Aljarallah, Dr. Russell Lock

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The Possibilities of Internet Voting in Jamaica: Moving from Convenience to Fixing the Problem of Voter Apathy among the Youth  pp17‑29

Lloyd G. Waller et al

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Abstract

Recent scholarship recognises the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT), particularly the Internet, and its focus on ways to overcome challenges to political participation. The advent of Internet voting or I‑voting in encouraging youth political participation has been framed within the context of convenience voting which can help to strengthen democracy by encouraging voting, especially among apathetic youth. This paper explores the relationship between Internet voting and youth political participation in the Jamaican society through a survey of 600 youth. The findings suggest that while it may not substantially reduce apathy, which is more intricately linked to perceived overarching systemic failures, Internet voting holds the potential to improve voter turnout at the polls. While convenience was not a major factor driving political apathy, it was an important factor in encouraging participation at the polls. 

 

Keywords: Youth Participation, ICT, I-voting, Political Apathy, Democracy, Elections

 

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Do Municipal Facebook Performance and Citizen Satisfaction go Hand in Hand?  pp30‑42

Martin Gellerstedt, Livia Norström, Irene Bernhard, Urban Gråsjö, Ulrika Lundh Snis

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On Complex Adaptive Systems and Electronic Government: A Proposed Theoretical Approach for Electronic Government Studies  pp43‑53

Keegan McBride, Dirk Draheim

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A Framework for Categorising and Evaluating Tools for e‑Democracy  pp54‑67

Mats Danielson, Love Ekenberg

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Editorial volume 18 issue 1 2020.pdf  pp68‑68

Dr Carl Erik Moe

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Exploring Enterprise Information Systems Procurement in Public Service Organisations  pp69‑83

Deepak Saxena, Joe McDonagh

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