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Volume 2 Issue 3 / Sep 2004  pp147‑218

Editor: Frank Bannister

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The e‑Citizen as talk, as text and as technology: CRM and e‑Government  pp147‑158

Paul Richter, James Cornford, Ian McLoughlin

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Communication and Culture: Designing a Knowledge‑enabled Environment to Effect Local Government Reform  pp159‑168

Vivien Reid, Barbara Bardzki, Stephen McNamee

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The Risk of e‑Voting  pp169‑178

Thomas W. Lauer

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Ethical Problems for e‑Government: An Evaluative Framework  pp179‑188

Hilary Mullen, David Sanford Horner

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A Framework for Experience Management in e‑Government: The Pellucid Project  pp189‑198

Simon Lambert, Alvaro Arenas, Sabine Delaitre

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e‑Citizens : Blogging as Democratic Practice Associate Professor  pp199‑210

Mary Griffiths

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Bloggers are able to publish political commentary online, without having to deal with traditional media gatekeepers, such as news editors and other media professionals. Networked blogging is impacting on political life as individual politicians and citizen‑journalists go online in the newest media genre. The blogosphere helps construct citizen‑users' democratic literacies and participation in new ways. Using a governmental framework and selected examples, I analyze the generic features of the political blog, and the nature of the relationships and capacities formed by the personal modes of address in specific virtual publics. Blogs are obviously more than ways of "preaching to the choir" (Lenhart, qtd in AFP, 2003) ƒ but what is the nature of the e‑governance work they are doing? 


Keywords: Blogs, democratic literacies, participation, governmentality, political marketing


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The Role of Vendor Qualifications in Developing Digital Literacy for the Information Society  pp211‑218

Jenny Gilbert

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