Identification in e-participation : a multi-dimensional model

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-355
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Electronic Governance
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A crucial question in the conceptual design of e-participation processes is the selection of electronic identification methods (IDs). Both technical security of a system and low participation threshold are important factors that should be considered on all levels of e-participation. IDs that are perceived as too complex are likely to cause lower participation rates. While anonymous participation is favoured by a great number of users, some forms of e-participation, in particular those asking for authorised participants, require a more secure form of identification with a high quality of identification data. This paper presents an expert-based model that maps selected IDs with the levels of e-participation and evaluates the appropriateness of their usage for each stage. The results are discussed for different ID methods and aspects such as transparency and privacy are taken into consideration.

Research Area(s)

  • e-participation, electronic participation, online participation, electronic identification, electronic ID, participation threshold, evaluation, security, information, consultation, cooperation, co-decision making, decision making, transparency, privacy

Citation Format(s)

Identification in e-participation : a multi-dimensional model. / Schossböck, Judith; Rinnerbauer, Bettina; Sachs, Michael; Wenda, Gregor; Parycek, Peter.

In: International Journal of Electronic Governance, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2016, p. 335-355.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal