Dogma or dialogue? The politics of the Downing Street website

Scott Wright

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This article provides a critique of the Downing Street website. First, government guidelines on website design and content are used as a basis to analyse the content of I conclude that the website fails to meet the guidelines for content, but this is primarily due to their inapplicability. Secondly, I contest the claim that the website ‘is all about communication: helping to create a two-way link between government and people’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-142
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • e-democracy
  • Online deliberation
  • e-government
  • political communication
  • digital politics

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