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Double Special Issue: Electronic Citizen Participation – State of the Art

Special issue call for papers from Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy

Transforming Government publishes leading scholarly and practitioner research on the subject of transforming Government through its people, processes and policy. Unique and progressive in its approach, the journal seeks to recognise both the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives of eGovernment, and welcomes both pure and applied research that impacts central and local Government. International perspectives are also welcome.

In the past years, electronic citizen participation (“eParticipation”) has developed from a remote possibility into a reality covering areas including participatory eGovernment, electronic consultation as well as eVoting and ePetitions. This TGPPP Double Special Issue will publish leading research results by scholars and practitioners representing the state of the art in these fields.

Successful electronic democracy implementation has technical, legal, organisational and social aspects. The issue will reflect this multi-disciplinary approach. Both theoretical and applied research is welcome.


The areas of interest include, but are not limited to

Citizen participation in administrative processes
Citizen involvement in administrative design
Participatory budgeting
eTransparency and anti-corruption
Municipal and local participation
eConsultation in the legislative process
Political education and citizen participation
eDemocracy as a means of involving young people
The role of social networks and platforms (Twitter, youtube, etc.)
Deliberation and citizen involvement
Participation of citizens abroad
ePetitions and eVoting
Observation and transparency in electronic citizen involvement
The European Union and electronic citizen participation
eParticipation and the media
eParticipation and the digital divide
Pitfalls and dangers, limits of eParticipation
Privacy aspects
Changes in the “rules of play” by the introduction of electronic media
Microeconomic analysis, eParticipation in Game Theory

Manuscript preparation

Please refer to the Journal Information and Author Guidelines for additional information on manuscript preparation at:

Submissions must constitute original work and will be submitted to a double blind reviewing process. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Submissions should be sent via e-mail to the guest editors at the e-mail addresses below.


1. Submission by November 30, 2009
2. First review cycle by January 31, 2010
3. Second review cycle by March 31, 2010
4. Final paper submission by April 30, 2010
Publication of the Special Issues:
Special issue part 1: August 2010
Special issue part 2: October 2010

Editors of the special issue:

Alexander Prosser (Univ. Economics and Business, Vienna)
e-mail address: [email protected]
Peter Parycek (Danube University, Krems)
e-mail address: [email protected]

Program Committee:

Georg Aichholzer (Austrian Academy of Science, Austria)
Sylvia Archmann (Federal Chancellery, Austria)
Asim Balci (Selcuk University, Turkey)
Lasse Berntzen (Vestfold University, Norway)
Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Thomas Buchsbaum (Austrian Foreign Ministry, Council of Europe/CAHDE, Austria)
Dan Cartwright, University of Liverpool, U.K.
Yannis Charalabidis (National Technical University of Athens - eGovernment and Business Research, Greece)
Peter Cruickshank, Napier University, Edinburgh, U.K.
Noella Edelmann (Danube University Krems - Centre for E-Government, Austria)
Peter Filzmaier (Department of Political Communication, Danube University Krems, Austria)
Joan Francesc Fondevila i Gascón (Centre d'Estudis sobre el Cable, Spain)
Valerie Frissen (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Matjaz Gams (University of Lubljana - J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Julia Glidden (21c Consultancy Ltd., U.K.)
Blaz Golob (Centre for eGovernance Development for South East Europe, Slovenia)
Thomas F. Gordon (Fraunhoger FOKUS, Germany)
Mary Griffiths, University of Adelaide, Australia
Hans Hagedorn (Zebralog, Austria)
Christian Heise (, Germany)
Chuck Hirt (Central and Eastern European Citizens Network, Slovakia)
Dan Jellinek (, U.K.)
Michel Klein (HEC, France)
Bozidar Klicek (Faculty of Organisation and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Ah Lian Kor (Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K.)
Rudolf Legat (Austrian Environmental Agency, Austria)
Nele Leosk, eGovernance Adacemy, Tallin, Estonia
Ralf Lindner (Fraunhofer ISI, Germany)
Vitali Lipen, National Academy of Sciences, Belarus
Rolf Luehrs (TuTech Innovation GmbH, Germany)
Ann Macintosh (Leeds University, U.K.)
Peter Mambrey (Fraunhofer-FIT Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik, Germany)
Ülle Madise (Legal Adviser to the President of the Republic of Estonia, Estonia)
Edith Maier (FHS St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Ursula Maier-Rabler (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Josef Makolm (Ministry of Finance, Austria)
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger (I+I Policy Research Centre, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Michael Milakovich, University of Miami, U.S.
Jeremy Millard (Danish Technological Institute, Denmark)
Francesco Molinari (IDEAL-EU, Italy)
Robert Müller-Török (INTECO, Germany)
D. R. Newman (Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Graham Orange (Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K.)
Flooh Perlot (Institut für Strategieanalysen, Austria)
Matt Poelmans (Burgerlink, Netherlands)
Christian Rupp (Austrian Federal Chancellery, Austria)
Günther Schefbeck (Austrian Parliament, Austria)
Erich Schweighofer (Institut für Europarecht, Internationales Recht und Rechtsvergleichung, University of Vienna, Austria)
Colin Smith, Napier University, Edinburgh, U.K.
Tom Steinberg (, U.K.)
Michaela Strasser (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Ella Taylor-Smith (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
Roland Traunmüller (University of Linz, Austria)
Tom van Engers (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Melanie Volkamer (CASED, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)
Silke Weiss (Ministry of Finance, Austria)
Hilmar Westholm (Austrian Academy of Science, Austria)
Andy Williamson (Hansard Society, U.K.)
Frank Wilson (Interaction Design Ltd., U.K.)
Maria Wimmer (University of Koblenz, Germany)
Helle Zinner-Henriksen (Center for Applied ICT, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark