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E-democracy Projects in the Regions of Lithuania: Evaluation Aspects.404

Author(s): Rimantas Petrauskas

Journal: Social Technologies
ISSN 2029-7564

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 404;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: e-democracy | e-participation | e-participation tools | e-participation technologies | e-government

Purpose—the purpose of the article is to analyse and evaluate e-participation projects in Lithuanian municipalities on the peculiarities of involving different social technologies.Design/methodology/approach is based on analysis of scientific literature, projects reports and comparative analysis of websites under new index for assessment of e-democracy projects.Findings—the paper presents an original overview of municipalities’ e-participation projects and its peculiarities on the support of different tools and technologies.Research limitations/implications—this research deals only with documents and opinions of municipalities and is limited to one side of the e-participation process. In order to generalize the research findings, further investigation should include empirical surveys of citizens’ opinions concerning the effectiveness of e-participation projects.Practical implications—the results can be used to improve collaboration of citizens with public servants in e-participation projects that are important to Lithuanian institutions.Originality/Value—evaluation of e-participation projects in the new index for assessment in Lithuanian municipalities has not yet been examined deeply enough.Research type: research paper.
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