Australian federal government online public consultation trials: Local learnings in e-democracy

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dc.contributor.author Macnamara, Jim en_US
dc.contributor.editor Flew, T. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:01:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T05:01:59Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008320 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Macnamara Jim 2009, 'Australian federal government online public consultation trials: Local learnings in e-democracy', Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, pp. 1006-1023. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-74107-275-4 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12089
dc.description.abstract After its landslide victory in the 2007 Australian Federal election which was widely described as ?the YouTube election?, the Rudd Labor government launched a series of trial public consultation blogs in 2008 as part of a commitment to e-democracy through the use of interactive Web 2.0 communication applications. At the same time, Barack Obama swept into power in the United States aided by Web 2.0 media including text messaging, blogs, YouTube, Twitter, and social networks such as Facebook which gained unprecedented levels of online political engagement. While e-democracy and e-government have been emerging concepts in many countries over more than a decade, these two experiences provide new information on the successes and challenges of online citizenship. This paper reports key findings of research into the Australian government?s 2008 and early 2009 e-democracy efforts and compares these with US e-democracy initiatives including the Barack Obama presidential campaign and recent international research findings. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Queensland University of Technology en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title Australian federal government online public consultation trials: Local learnings in e-democracy en_US
dc.parent Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2009 en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Brisbane en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1006 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1023 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Communication & Learning Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200100 en_US
dc.personcode 996876 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Communication and Media Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Australian New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20090708 en_US
dc.location.activity Brisbane en_US
dc.description.keywords public sphere, e-democracy, government 2.0 en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 996876 en_US


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