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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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...

Call for Papers: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Hong Kong, December 2014


The international "Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Asia 2014" will be held in Hong Kong on 4-5 December 2014. Submission deadline is 15 July 2014:

Posted: 2014-04-11 More...

Special Issue on Open Government Data and Open Policies

Special Issue 01/2014: Open Government Data and Policies


Guest Editors
  • Ina Schieferdecker, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
  • Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Tim Davies, University of Southampton, UK
  • Johann Höchtl, Danube University Krems
Call out: 24 April 2014
Submission Deadline: 31 July 2014
JeDEM provides full open access to its authors and readers. Publishing with and reading JeDEM is free of charge.
Posted: 2014-04-10 More...
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Vol 5, No 2 (2013)

This issue presents the best papers from the CeDEM13 (Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013) that received the highest scores by the reviewers. The papers in this issue have been extended and/or updated.

Table of Contents


Editorial 5(2) PDF
Noella Edelmann, Peter Parycek iv-v

Scientific Research Papers

Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research PDF
Graeme Baxter, Rita Marcella 107-127
The Five Stars Movement in the Italian Political Scenario. A Case for Cybercratic Centralism? PDF
Rosanna De Rosa 128-140
Understanding E-Democracy Government-Led Initiatives for Democratic Reform PDF
Julie Freeman, Sharna Quirke 141-154
Safe Online e-Services Building Legitimacy for E-government. A Case Study of Public E-services in Education in Sweden. PDF
Mariana Gustafsson, Wihlborg Elin 155-173
Parliamentary Information Visualization as a Means for Legislative Transparency and Citizen Empowerment? PDF
Aspasia Papaloi, Dimitris Gouscos 174-186
Re-Designing Open Data 2.0 PDF
Alon Peled 187-199
Collective Action “Going Digital”: Overcoming Institutional and Micro-Structural Constraints through Technology Use PDF
Carol Soon 200-213

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