After a second consulting visit to a software company, what seemed so obvious the first time suddenly seemed less so.
Getting from here to there: Putting a boundary around process.
Replacing an inequitable system with one that will better serve the world.
Implementing a true e-democracy requires a careful and comprehensive plan for citizens to learn how to use it.
Fitting democracy into the techno-economic mold of the European Union is easier said than done.
An essential part of democracy is the debate. In a thin democracy (see Åström's article in this section), the elected representatives do the debating. This is not only for ideological reasons, but also for practical reasons. …
Information and communication technologies are transforming democracies worldwide. In fact, we are only beginning to tap their true potential.
The computing community is responsible for building the tools that have worked to change the face of democracy. But can we do more as responsible citizens?
Some of the best examples of using technologies to strengthen the democractic role can be found in the efforts of voluntary campaign organizations.
The Cyberspace Policy Research Group tracks the diffusion and use of the Web in governments around the world and their survey serves up some fascinating findings.
A way to ensure free and fair elections or an electronic invitation for ballot fraud and unequal representation?
The March 2000 Arizona Democratic Party's presidential preference primary illustrates the promise of accessibility, inclusiveness, and accountability in online elections.
Removed from independent public scrutiny, hidden inside a possibly insecure infrastructure, Internet voting may offer a cloak for vote theft, voter coercion, and lost public confidence in the outcome.
Finding a place to efficiently store all of one's digital materials.
Improvements are needed in network infrastructure and protocols for continued growth of the Internet.
Maximizing the channel potential increases the business value of a firm's Web site.