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Informing the Good Society (InGSoc): New Directions in Information Policy
InGSoc (Informing the Good Society: New Directions in Information Policy) is a three-year project, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council standard grant. The project, whose common thread is the social impact of information and technology and relevant public policy issues, has three...
Euro Petition
An EU-funded project a trans-European Local Authority e-participation service providing distributed citizen engagement and interaction with the European Parliament's PETI Petitions Committee and the European Citizens Initiative. ITC is providing the evaluation function.
The project aimed to establish a communication and information management network to increase democratic engagement in the Western Balkans. The network was managed by the National News Agencies in Albania, Macedonia and Serbia as they began to take on new roles during accession to the EU.
E-democracy Services for Highland Youth Voice
ITC are working with Highland Youth Voice (a democratically elected assembly for young people in the Highland Region) in the development of a suite of e-democracy tools for their website. The current phase of this projects runs from 2005 to 2007 and seeks to expand use and efficacy of the website:...
e-engaging young Scotland on radioactive waste management
The ITC is being funded by the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) to research appropriate tools and techniques to engage young people in their continuing dialogue on radioactive waste management.
HUWY: Hub Website for Youth Participation
The HUWY project aims to support young people’s eParticipation in policies about the Internet and its governance, through a distributed discussion. HUWY partners provide information, support and organise influential audiences for young people’s suggestions.
DEMO-Net - Network of Excellence on eParticipation
The DEMO_net Network of Excellence project aims to promote and develop, through a focussed and integrated research programme, technological and socio-technical excellence in the emerging field of e-Participation. It builds on the experience accumulated by leading European research organisations...
e-Participation Scotland Baseline
A one day event to: Bring people and organisations together and establish their current skills and needs.Share knowledge about current and future e-participation projects and opportunities; establish common and complementary areas of interest.Facilitate partner matching for future initiatives...
e-Representative: A virtual desktop to support the mobile elected Representative
The primary focus of the “eRepresentative” package was to investigate the potential impact of a “virtual elected representative’s desktop” to support the work of elected representatives at national, regional and local level by making legislative services more effective and more tailored to meet...


Peter Cruickshank
+44 131 455 2309
Ella Taylor-Smith
Senior Research Fellow
+44 131 455 2392
Colin F Smith
Senior Lecturer
+44 131 455 2774


Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., Smith, C. (2014). Disconnected Democracy? A Survey Of Scottish Community Councils’ Online Presences. Scottish Affairs, 23, (4), 486-507.

Ryan, B., Cruickshank, P. (2012). Scottish Community Councils online: a survey. , (), ..

Cruickshank, P., Smith, C. (2011). Understanding the 'E-Petitioner'. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 5, (4), 319-329.

Cruickshank, P., Edelmann, N., Smith, C. (2010). Signing a an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation. In: Chappellet, J., Glassey, O., Janssen, M., Macintosh, A., Scholl, J., Tambouris, E., Wimmer, M. (Eds.) Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, , () (2010 ed.). (pp. 275-282). Linz, Austria: . Trauner.

Taylor-Smith, E., Lindner, R. (2010). Social networking tools supporting constructive involvement throughout the policy-cycle. In: Parycek, P., Prosser, A. (Eds.) Proceedings of EDEM 2010 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, May 7-8, 2010, Danube-University Krems, Austria, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Vienna, Austria: . Austrian Computer Society.

Taylor-Smith, E., Cruickshank, P. (2010, October). Web 2.0 for Collaborative Production. Paper presented at Digital Futures 2010, Nottingham, UK.

Cruickshank, P., Smith, C. (2009). Self-efficacy as a factor in the evaluation of e-petitions. In: Prosser, A., Parycek, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of EDEM 2009 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, , () ( ed.). (pp. 223-232). Vienna: . Austrian Computer Society.

Taylor-Smith, E., Buckner, K. (2009). Designing e-Participation with Balkan journalists. JeDEM: eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 1, (1), .

Taylor-Smith, E., Lindner, R. (2009). Using Social Networking Tools to Promote eParticipation Initiatives. In: Prosser, A., Parycek, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of EDEM 2009 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, September 7-8, 2009, Vienna, , () ( ed.). (pp. 115 -121). Vienna: . Austrian Computer Society.

Karamagioli, E., Koulolias, V., Smith, C., Cruickshank, P. (2008). Bringing social and technological innovation to the work of national, regional and local elected representatives: The eRepresentative Project. In: Parycek, P., Prosser, A. (Eds.) EDem08 E-Democracy Conference, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Vienna, Austria: . Austrian Computer Society.

Smith, C., Webster, W. (2008). The Emergent ICT Culture of Parliamentarians: The Case of the Scottish Parliament. Information Polity, 13, (3-4), 249-273.

Taylor-Smith, E., Buckner, K. (2008). Designing e-Participation with Balkan Journalists v1. In: Parycek, P., Prosser, A. (Eds.) EDem08 E-Democracy Conference, 29th – 30th September 2008, Danube University Krems, Austria, , () ( ed.). (pp. 135 - 144). Vienna: . Austrian Computer Society.

Macintosh, A., Whyte, A. (2006). Evaluating how eParticipation changes local democracy. In: Irani, Z., Ghoneim, A. (Eds.) Proceedings of the eGovernment Workshop 2006, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

Smith, E., Macintosh, A., Whyte, A. (2006). Organised use of e-democracy tools for young people. In: Wimmer, M., Scholl, H., Grönlund, Å., Anderson, K. (Eds.) Electronic Government: Communications of the Fifth International EGOV Conference 2006, , () ( ed.). (pp. 260-267). Berlin, Germany: . Springer-Verlag.

Macintosh, A., Smith, E., Whyte, A. (2005). E-Consultation, Controversy and Youth. In: Cunningham, P., Cunningham, M. (Eds.) Innovation and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Application, Case Studies;, , () ( ed.). (pp. 730-737). Slovenia: . IOS Press.

Masters, Z., Macintosh, A., Smith, E. (2004). Young People and E-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of Third International Conference in E-Government, EGOV 2004, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Berlin, Germany: . Springer-Verlag.

Macintosh, A., Robson, E., Smith, E., Whyte, A. (2003). Electronic Democracy and Young People. Social Science Computer Review, 21, (1), 43-54.

Smith, E., Macintosh, A., Whyte, A. (2003). Culture and context in an online voting system for young people. In: Duquenoy, P., Fischer-Hubner, S., Hovast, J., Zuccato, A. (Eds.) IFIP Summer School: 'Risks and Challenges of the Network Society', , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Karlstad, Sweden: . .

Smith, E., Macintosh, A. (2003). E-voting: the powerful symbol of e-democracy. In: (Ed.) DEXA 2003, the 2nd International Conference on Electronic Government - EGOV 2003, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Prague, Czech Republic: . DEXA.

Whyte, A. (2003, September 2003). Conversations with Non-Human Actors in E-Democracy. Paper presented at ECSCW e-Democracy Workshop, Helsinki, Finland.

Macintosh, A., Smith, E. (2002). Citizen Participation in Public Affairs. In: Traunmuller, R., Lenk, K. (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science, , () ( ed.). (pp. 256-264). : . Springer-Verlag.

Smith, E., Macintosh, A., Whyte, A. (2002). Invisibility Vs Transparency. In: (Ed.) 16th British HCI Conference London, 2, () (2 ed.). (pp. 166-70). London, UK: . .