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Volume 4 Issue 2 / Dec 2006  pp49‑94

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Experiences with Video Streaming of Norwegian Local Government Meetings  pp49‑54

Lasse Berntzen

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e‑Voting in the UK: A Work in Progress  pp55‑62

Mark Liptrott

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The research project on which this paper is based is investigating the reasons that some English local authorities engaged in pilot projects of e‑voting and some did not. This paper offers a brief summary of the initial findings of the literature review as it identifies factors, which impact upon the decision‑making process of English local authorities. The factors identified include the local authorities' attitude to e‑voting, their consideration of the citizens' attitude to voting, the risks to the integrity of the ballot and the changing political environment instigated by central government. The analysis is based on Rogers' diffusion of innovations theory. Early results of this on‑going research suggest that in a voluntary situation where there is an over arching organisation (central government) trying to introduce an innovation to an agency organisation, Rogers' diffusion of innovations framework requires modification. 


Keywords: pilot projects, e-voting, local government, central government, diffusion of innovations


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Success Factors of Geneva's e‑Voting System  pp71‑78

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Using SMS Texting to Encourage Democratic Participation by Youth Citizens: a Case Study of a Project in an English Local Authority  pp79‑86

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