Digital civics: citizen empowerment with and through technology

Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, Eric Gordon, Clara Crivellaro, Pete Wright, Christopher A. Le Dantec, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

The current economic crisis has thrown the relationship between citizens, communities and the state into sharp relief. Digital Civics is an emerging cross-disciplinary area of research that seeking to understand the role that digital technologies can play in supporting relational models of service provision, organization and citizen empowerment. In particular, how digital technologies can scaffold a move from transactional to relational service models, and the potential of such models to reconfigure power relations between citizens, communities and the state. Through examples of Digital Civics systems. that question conventional models of service provision, this SIG aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to critically discuss and explore the theoretical underpinnings, development and deployment of digital tools, platforms and processes within a Digital Civics research agenda.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI'16 - San Jose, CA USA May 7-12
Subtitle of host publicationExtended Abstracts - The 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsCliff Lampe
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1096-1099
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016 - San Jose, United States of America
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016
Conference number: 34th
https://chi2016.acm.org/wp/ (Website)
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/2851581 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016
Abbreviated titleCHI 2016
CountryUnited States of America
CitySan Jose
Period7/05/1612/05/16
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Keywords

  • Digital Civics
  • Politics
  • Social justice
  • Social sustainability

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