JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government

The eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM) provides researchers and practitioners the opportunity to advance the practice and understanding of eDemocracy, eGovernment, eParticipation. The journal aims to bridge innovative, insightful and stimulating research, testing and findings with practice and the work conducted by governments, NPOs, NGOs and professionals. Given the different backgrounds of the editors, JeDEM encourages articles which come from different disciplines or adopt an interdisciplinary approach, including eVoting, ePolitics, eSociety, business IT, applied computer gaming and simulation, cyberpsychology, usability, decision sciences, marketing, economics, psychology, sociology, media studies, communication studies, political science, philosophy, law, policy, legislation, and ethics. JeDEM provides up-to-date articles with ideas to be discussed, used and implemented, whilst at the same time also being a repository of knowledge.

JeDEM publishes ongoing and completed research, case studies and project descriptions  that are selected after a rigorous blind review by experts in the field.

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Extended Deadline: CFP ICT-Enabled Co-Production (20 September 2015)


/public/site/images/judith/jedem_logo_75Call for Papers - Extended Deadline: 20 September 2015


Guest Editors

Mila Gascó, Institute of Public Governance and Management, ESADE Business & Law School, Spain
Maria Cucciniello, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Italy

Open innovation assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, in order to advance their technology. Open innovation, therefore, encourages organizations to search for solutions outside their organizational boundaries. Implementing open innovation in the public sector have a myriad of positive effects, including increased awareness of social problems, more effective practices based on broad citizen experience, and increased trust between government and citizens. At the core of the concept of open innovation in the public sector lies the active involvement of citizens into public sector activities. This involvement is often referred to as co-creation and co-production. Although these terms were introduced back in the 70s, recently they have gained a renewed interest as a result of technological developments, which have given citizens more control, allowing for new ways of interaction and involvement, particularly in public services delivery.


Posted: 2015-04-20 More...

Call for Papers: CeDEM15 Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government 2015




Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 20-22 May 2015
Danube University Krems, Austria

Posted: 2014-09-23 More...
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Vol 6, No 3 (2014)

This 3rd issue of JeDEM 2014 presents ongoing submissions. Papers range from the analysis of the perception of political candidates’ personality or character traits in social media and the role this may play in an electoral process, a comparison of ‘open government’ definitions, and a case study of the EU project MyUniversity that involved 13 European universities.

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Noella Edelmann, Judith Schossboeck vi-vii

Scientific Research Papers

Political campaigning 2.0: The influence of online news and social networking sites on attitudes and behavior PDF
Montathar Faraon, Georg Stenberg, Mauri Kaipainen 231-247
What’s in a name? A comparison of ‘open government’ definitions across seven Open Government Partnership members PDF
Mary Francoli, Amanda Clarke 248-266
Online Participation in Higher Education Decision-making PDF
Samuel Bohman, Henrik Hansson, Pooyeh Mobini 267-285

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