Emergent ICT strategies for local democracy: capturing innovation
06/01/2014 - 31/07/2014
Building on previous research into the factors underlying CCs’ online performances, this work will investigate changes across Scotland and in individual Local Authorities. By refreshing the 2012 survey of CC online presences
, this project will add depth and strength to our research effort in the area.
It will also provide data that could be used to enhance future
versions of the Community Council Location Finder project.
The main outcome has been the publication of the survey results and associated (ongoing publicity) - http://www.iidi.napier.ac.uk/c/publications/publicationid/13379605
It is anticipated that the results will be used as the basis for conference and journal papers.
They also inform the new CCN+ project 'Hyperlocal engagemen' http://www.iidi.napier.ac.uk/c/grants/grantid/13378665
Emergent ICT strategies for local democracy: capturing innovation is a Research - Other Sources project funded by Edinburgh Napier University.
Carried out in collaboration with and others.
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The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level. Its main aims are: 1. To evaluate how Community Councillors (1) access and understand information on their duties and rights; (2) keep up to date with local...
This was a seed research project funded by the CCN+ that investigated digital engagement by three neighbouring Scottish Community Councils (CCs) in a distinct area of a Scottish city. Previous surveys in 2012 and 2014 had shown that CCs generally do not use the internet well to engage with their...
A programme of four workshops on making the most of the internet for Community Councillors, funded by the Scottish Government. This follows on from the successful workshop we held in January The primary purpose of this programme is to extend networking, problem elucidation and solving opportunities...
The project built a proof-of concept website to allow users to search for nearby Community Councils, and learn which are currently functional. This project was funded as a proof-of-concept by the Improvement Service and implemented by IIDI associate Dr Bruce Ryan.
Exploring the emotional resonance of digital photos, shared via social media posts, in the context of local democracy. Specifically, the study focuses on reactions to knitted and crocheted banners which have appeared within several place-based campaigns in Edinburgh.
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Smith, C. (2014). 'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils. In: Parycek, P.,
Edelmann, N. (Eds.) CeDEM14 Proceedings, , () (2014 ed.). (pp. 73-84). Krems, Austria: . Edition Donau-Universität Krems.
Smith, C. (2014). Disconnected Democracy? A Survey Of Scottish Community Councils’ Online Presences. Scottish Affairs, 23, (4), 486-507.
Cruickshank, P. (2014). Scottish Community Councils online: the 2014 survey. , (), ..
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