Lots of claims are made about the power of information technologies to make our societies more democratic. From Internet publications like Online Opinion, to new activism via the Internet, many see the communication powers of the Internet as naturally democratic in character. As governments themselves get into the business of developing new online services for the citizens, there is a common perception that greater online publication of government information and interaction with citizens will have a democratising effect - opening the state to their subjects.
|Journal||Australia’s E-Journal of Social and Political Debate|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 1 Apr 2004|