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.

JeDEM is indexed with EBSCO, DOAJ, Google scholar, and the Public Knowledge Project metadata harvester.



CeDEM16 Call for Papers!



International Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government 18-20 May 2016

Danube University Krems, Austria

Posted: 2015-09-23 More...

JeDEM Vol 7, No 1 (2015) out now!



The 1st issue of JeDEM 2015 presents our Special Issue on Social Media and Socio-Political Change from an Asian perspective.
Posted: 2015-10-26 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 7, No 1 (2015)

With the widespread adoption of social media in many Asian societies, these platforms are increasingly used in a variety of ways to promote civic and political aims but such uses are shaped by various stakeholders and contexts of use. In this special issue, four papers on Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China-Australia present highly contextualized assessments of the role of social media in civic and political life in Asia.

Additionally, the issue presents ongoing research paper submissions to JeDEM that made it through the double-blind peer review process.

Table of Contents


Natalie Pang, Peter Parycek, Marko Skoric, Judith Schossböck

Special Issue: Research Papers

Muneo Kaigo, Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki
Carol Soon, Jui Liang Sim
Pauline Pooi Yin Leong
Jing Zeng

Research Papers

Tanja oblak črnič, Jernej Amon Prodnik
Teresa Scassa, Niki Singh
Martin Fredriksson, James Arvanitakis