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    A semantic model for e-Participation - detailed conceptualization and ontology

    Porwol, Lukasz and Ojo, Adegboyega and Breslin, John (2014) A semantic model for e-Participation - detailed conceptualization and ontology. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research - dg.o '14. ACM Digital Library, pp. 263-272. ISBN 978-1-4503-2901-9

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    There have been limited efforts so far to provide a detailed conceptualization and formal ontology for e-Participation. Current e-Participation literature is replete with fragmented models, which only partially describe aspects of e-Participation. Consequently consistent descriptions and comparison of e-Participation initiatives is difficult. In addition, no e-Participation ontology exists, which supports citizen-led e-participation on the Social Media platforms. This work bridges this gap by providing a detailed conceptualization and corresponding formal and executable ontology for e-Participation. These semantic models cover the core perspectives of e-Participation; democratic process, initiative and sociotechnical system. The developed models also explicitly support the integrated citizen- and government-led model of e-Participation. Results from the use of the ontology in describing two e-Participation initiatives at Local Government or County and European levels are also presented.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: e-Participation; Duality of e-Participation; Participatory Democracy; Online Political Deliberation; Social Media Mining;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15829
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    Depositing User: Adegboyega Ojo
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 10:04
    Publisher: ACM Digital Library
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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