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Deliberation and online participation : The case of the Slovenian portal "I propose to the government"
Oblak Črnič, Tanja (Author), Amon Prodnik, Jernej (Author), Trbižan, Nika (Author)

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Abstract
In November 2009, the Slovenian government implemented a new participatory tool called "Predlagam vladi" (I propose to the government) in order to include citizens in the governmental policy process, which aimed to increase active citizen participation and connect citizens and civil society with the government. At a declarative level of the proponent (the government), the use of this e-tool promotes inclusion, openness, accessibility, and deliberative communication. Although the web portal received almost no publicity in the mass media, citizens largely grasped the new opportunity for broader access to the policy process. This study focuses mainly on the deliberative character of the governmental portal on three specific levels: structure and architecture, openness to citizens, and concrete proposals and comments. By critically evaluating deliberative communication and the role of new media in such practical projects, the authors explain how these new opportunities are limited and, by debating deliberation and public sphere, determine important obstacles that prevent such projects from being deliberately effective

Language:English
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FDV - Faculty of Social Sciences
Year:2011
Number of pages:str. 90-110
Numbering:Vol. 4, no. 2
UDC:321.7(4-014/-015)
ISSN on article:1338-1385
COBISS.SI-ID:30547293 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:Journal of comparative politics
Publisher:Department of Political Science, Center for Analysis of Administrative-Political Processes and Institutions, Alma Mater Europea-European Centre Maribor (AMEU-ECM)
ISSN:1338-1385
COBISS.SI-ID:29224285 This link opens in a new window

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