Participation is changing over time, thanks to the improvements in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Traditional online forums and structured discussions are being complemented, often replaced, by a more immediate involvement where people can leave spot opinions, often by simply clicking to agree or disagree. These “weak” forms of engagement allow many people to be part of the community also, escaping from the category of the lurkers, and to increase the civic involvement when used into participatory initiatives. This paper aims to show and discuss these changes in the case of the Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative in the city of Monza (Italy), by using an analytic framework based on four styles of participation.

Styles of online participation in the Monza Participatory Budgeting / S. Stortone, F. De Cindio - In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government / [a cura di] P. Parycek, N. Edelmann. - Prima edizione. - Los Alamitos : IEEE, 2016. - ISBN 9781509010424. - pp. 17-24 (( Intervento presentato al 6. convegno International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government tenutosi a Krems nel 2016 [10.1109/CeDEM.2016.32].

Styles of online participation in the Monza Participatory Budgeting

S. Stortone
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F. De Cindio
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2016

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Participation is changing over time, thanks to the improvements in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Traditional online forums and structured discussions are being complemented, often replaced, by a more immediate involvement where people can leave spot opinions, often by simply clicking to agree or disagree. These “weak” forms of engagement allow many people to be part of the community also, escaping from the category of the lurkers, and to increase the civic involvement when used into participatory initiatives. This paper aims to show and discuss these changes in the case of the Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative in the city of Monza (Italy), by using an analytic framework based on four styles of participation.
participatory budgeting; online deliberation; democracy; participation
Settore INF/01 - Informatica
Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica
Danube University Krems, Austria
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