Bringing Political Participation Into the 21st Century

Bringing Political Participation Into the 21st Century

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Bringing Political Participation into the 21st Century argues that political participation has lagged behind general developments since 1989 and proposes remedies for that deficiency. The work consists of five parts: the challenge; the big picture; the grassroots; motivations, doubts and objections; and the conclusion. It also introduces a conceptual framework in graphic form to demonstrate the benefits of the Internet, and how it decreases participation costs. Other themes and case studies include: the case for improving political participation; milestones in political participation to date; regional perspectives, including country studies featuring recent developments in e-participation; participation in municipalities; the role of NGOs; contributions by exceptional individuals; the decline in voter turnout in recent decades and ways to address it; differences in political cultures; differences in participation rates between elections for junior vs. senior levels of government; progress in e-government; and a framework for analysis to provide benchmarks for measuring progress in political participation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 454g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514726238
  • 9781514726235

About MR Marcel Claude Ernst McE

Marcel Ernst was born in Basel, Switzerland. He has been a bookworm since childhood and began reading up on international affairs at an early age, spurred by the works of Erich Maria Remarque. Marcel immigrated to Canada in May 1981. He moved to Ottawa a year later, obtaining a BA in Political Science from Carleton University in 1987. That same year he began working under contract with the federal government, promoting energy efficiency and alternative fuels. Marcel contributed to the field of public consultation for more than a decade. In 1992 he obtained a Master's Degree from the University of Calgary. Two years later he started environmental management consulting under the tutelage of Dr. Edward Manning. Together with other consultants the collaboration produced a number of feasibility studies, environmental site assessments, and books. From 1996 to 2000 Marcel produced professional work on behalf of public and private sector clients in Kelowna (BC), including a feasibility study for employment services for Human Resources Development Canada. Between 2001 and 2003 Marcel served with the National Capital Commission. In a planning capacity he assisted with the research, public consultations, and writing of Canada's Capital in the 21st Century, published in 2006, among other projects.show more