17.06.2009 | New publication:
Citizen participation via e-petitions
The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament (TAB) has accompanied this process scientifically and has investigated the yield and the impacts of the pilot project. Have more petitions been submitted? Who has participated in electronic petitions? How were petitions been discussed in the online forums, and in what way were the results of the discussions fed into the political process of debating the petitions? For the first time the TAB report provides answers to these and other questions on the grounds of a comprehensive empirical basis.
The analyses of the pilot project of the German Bundestag are put into the context of the development of the petition system and e-democracy as such. Case studies on the introduction of electronic petition systems at the Scottish Parliament, with the UK prime minister in South Korea in Australia (Queensland) and in Norway round out the picture.